National Data | Chart | The College Educated Illegal and Other Myths
June 23, 2005, 05:00 AM
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Table 1:

     Educational Status of Immigrant Groups

                   (Share of each group`s 25-64 population, 2004)

Less than HS Graduate

 

Natives

9%

Unauthorized

 

   Less than 10 years in US

45%

    10+ years in US

56%

Naturalized Citizens

 

     Less than 10 years in US

17%

     10+ years in US

17%

College Degree or Beyond

 

Natives

30%

Unauthorized

 

   Less than 10 years in US

19%

    10+ years in US

10%

Naturalized Citizens

 

     Less than 10 years in US

36%

     10+ years in US

37%

 

 

Source:Jeffrey S. Passel, "Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics," Pew

Hispanic Center, June 14, 2005. Page 24.  f

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.