In the decade ending in 2011, an estimated 3 million new illegal immigrants joined the U.S. population. That brought the nation's illegal immigrant total to 11.5 million.
California, Texas and Florida continue to have the largest concentrations of illegal immigrants, but other states are experiencing rapid growth. Georgia saw a 95 percent increase in unauthorized immigrants. North Carolina's illegal population grew 53 percent.
Florida experienced an 8 percent decline in illegal immigrants during the decade but still ranks third overall.
Distributed by MCT Information Services.
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