US now home to 12 mn illegal migrants

An estimated 11.9 million illegal immigrants are residing in the US, out of which 11 per cent hails from the Asian countries, a study has said.The total number of unauthorised labour immigrants is 8.3 million, which forms the part of America's 154 million strong labour force. The 5.4 per cent illegal immigrant share of the labour force in 2008 rose rapidly from 4.3 per cent in 2003, and has levelled off since 2007, the study by Pew Research Center, based on the data collected by the US Census Bureau till March 2008, has revealed.READ FULL STORY

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