U.S. Legalization and the Unauthorized Immigrant Groups that Could Factor in the Debate

2/1/21 The Biden administration has unveiled a framework for a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized
immigrants, urging Congress to take up legalization. This Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report provides an analysis of the composition and characteristics of the unauthorized immigrant population in the US today. It also takes stock of the legalization options that exist, particularly amid growing calls to recognize the role immigrants, including the unauthorized, have played in providing essential
services during the COVID-19 pandemic and their
outsized vulnerability to the disease. Key Words: Demographics, Undocumented