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Study finds fewer immigrants living illegally in Maryland

Study finds fewer immigrants living illegally in Maryland

Fewer immigrants are living illegally in Maryland now than in 2010, their numbers declining by about 5,000 in that time, according to an analysis from the Center for Migration Studies of New York.

Nationwide in 2014, the number of immigrants living in the country illegally was the lowest in more than a decade, according to the study. The population declined by about 800,000, from 11.7 million in 2010 to 10.9 million in 2014, the study says.

Maryland saw a 2 percent decline from 2010 to an estimated 233,000 in 2014, the latest year in the study. That's roughly 4 percent of the state's population.

Such a decline in illegal immigration, which has been documented by previous...

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