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Study: 1 in 3 Illegals in US Have No High School Education

December 2, 2014
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One in three illegal immigrants over the age of 25 in America do not even have a high school education, according to a new Migration Policy Institute report.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 8,512,000 illegal immigrant adults 25 years of age and older. The study found that while 49 percent of illegal immigrants 25 years or older have at least a high school diploma or GED, 17% have some high school education, while 33% do not have any high school education.

Under President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, an estimated 5.2 million illegal immigrants will qualify for temporary amnesty and work permits. The Migration Policy Institute found that California (1,572,000) has the most illegal immigrants eligible for Obama’s executive amnesty. Texas (743,000), New York (338,000), Illinois (208,000), Florida (253,000), and New Jersey (294,000) are next.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, for instance, has repeatedly written Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus about how Obama’s executive amnesty harms American workers, especially black Americans trying to move up the economic ladder. Critics of Obama’s executive amnesty have also said the low education levels of illegal immigrants makes assimilation a lot tougher, even if they are granted some type of legal status or allowed to remain in the country without fearing deportation, which is essentially what Obama’s immigration policy does.

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