California is home to millions of immigrants looking to find a better life in America. However, not all are legal residents as more than a million are considered undocumented or illegal aliens. Many have been overstaying in the country after their visas expired.
Data from Pew Research Center showed that as of 2014, there were 11.3 million unauthorized illegal immigrants in the U.S. comprising 3.5 percent of the entire U.S. population. Of this figure, Mexicans make up half of unauthorized immigrants at 5.6 million. Additionally, six states account for 60 percent of illegal aliens with California, Texas, Florida and New York in the lead. [Read more…]