Estimated Undocumented Immigrants, 1992 and 1994

                                BUREAU OF THE CENSUS        INS     
                                  ESTIMATES, 1994       estimates,  
            STATE            --------------------------  Oct. 1992  
                                  Low         High
  United States, total              3,500        4,000        3,379 
    Colorado                           22           29           22

Notes: [In thousands] The ranges of estimates supplied by the Bureau of the Census represent indicators of magnitude which the Bureau believes is responsive to the inherent uncertainty in the assumptions underlying these estimates. The Census indicators are the results of applying three calculated percent distributions to two national estimates of the undocumented population. The three percent distributions by State are based on: (1) an average between the number of undocumented immigrants by State included in the 1980 census and of the number of legalization applicants by State produced by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986; (2) the number of undocumented immigrants by State estimated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS); and (3) the number of foreign born non-citizens by State counted in the 1990 census. The figures supplied by INS are based on estimates of illegal immigrant population who established residence in the United States before 1982 and did not legalize under IRCA and annual estimates of the number of persons who enter surreptitiously across land borders and nonimmigrant overstays who established residence here during the 1982 to 1992 period. The estimates for each country were distributed to States by INS based on U.S. residence pattern of each country's total number of applicants for legalization under IRCA]

Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1995 CD-ROM edition. U.S. Census Bureau. Table No. 10.

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