Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

by Alex Nowrasteh; Michelangelo Landgrave

Jun 4, 2018

This brief uses American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze incarcerated immigrants according to their citizenship and legal status for 2016. The data show that all immigrants—legal and illegal—are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans relative to their shares of the population.

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