Estimates of the Size and Demography of the Undocumented on-Citizen Population in U.S. Catholic Dioceses, 2013 | CLINIC

Estimates of the Size and Demography of the Undocumented on-Citizen Population in U.S. Catholic Dioceses, 2013

In 2013, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) commissioned the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University to complete a study estimating the size, characteristics, and geographic distribution of the U.S. undocumented (i.e., non-citizens who are not temporary migrants such as students, diplomats, short-term visitors, etc., those who are legal permanent residents, or refugees or asylees). This is similar to a study conducted by CARA for CLINIC in 2006 using 2005 data. CARA used current data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics to create “residual” estimates of the undocumented population by diocese, the geography of the Catholic Church in the United States, which was compiled with state and county-level data and estimates. The research provides profiles to assist CLINIC in their mission to provide assistance to immigrants in need of legal representation and advice.

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