How European and U.S. unauthorized immigrant populations compare
Pew Research Center
The size of Europe’s unauthorized immigrant population in 2017 was less than half the number in the United States.
Europe's unauthorized immigrant population is half the size of that in the U.S.
NEW: The United States has more than twice as many unauthorized immigrants (>10 million) as 32 European countries combined (<5 million)
Unauthorized immigrants represent a relatively small part of the population in Europe and the U.S. Less than 1% of Europe’s 500 million people were unauthorized immigrants in 2017, compared with 3% of 325 million in the United States
Italy, Greece, Germany and Sweden took the brunt. Into EU +60% unauthorized* migrants, into USA Southern border 95% "How European and U.S. unauthorized immigrant populations compare" - Pew Research Center *not granted asylum= economic migrants