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Two-thirds of all illegal immigrants in the US are concentrated in only eight states. The large southern states California, Texas and Florida host the biggest populations.

Overall, illegal immigrants account for 3.6% of the total US population.

The states where illegal immigrants make up the largest percentage of the state population are Arizona (8%) and Nevada (7.5%), followed by California (6.9%), Texas (6.3%) and Florida (5.2%), according to Pew Hispanic Center figures.



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