People from India accounted for the greatest percentage of increase in America's illegal alien population since 2000, registering a jump of 133%
According to Office of Immigration Statistics, there are 280,000 illegals from India as of January 2005 or up from a population of about 120,000 in 2000, said the report released by Homeland Security Department on Friday.
"The greatest percentage increase in the unauthorised immigrant population from 2000 to 2005 occurred among immigrants from India (133 per cent) and Brazil (70 per cent)," said the report, 'Estimates of Unauthorised Immigrant Population Residing in the United States as of January 2005.'
The top five position for illegals has been taken up by Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, India and China with Korea, the Philippines, Honduras, Brazil and Vietnam filling the next five positions. Only Vietnam showed an unchanged population of illegals between 2000 and 2005 at 160,000.
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