Legal, Illegal Immigrant Numbers at Record High Coming This Week: New Data on Poverty, Welfare, Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A forthcoming analysis
of new Census Bureau data will show that the nation's legal and immigrant
populations have hit new records.

The new report by the Center for Immigration Studies examines the size
and growth of the nation's immigrant, or foreign-born, population as of
March 2007, the most recent detailed data available. The report also
examines income, poverty, health insurance coverage, welfare use,
entrepreneurship, and school enrollment. Separate estimates are provided
for the illegal immigrant population. Detailed information is also included
for the following states: Arizona, California, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland,
Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina,
Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts.

The report is embargoed until midnight Wednesday, November 28, for
publication on Thursday, November 29. Advance copies are available to the
media on an embargoed basis. The report will be posted the Center's site -- -- on Thursday, November 29.

Journalists seeking advance copies should contact the report's author,
Steven Camarota, at (202) 466-8185 or

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institute
which examines the impact of immigration on the United States.