Immigration figures show that Americans have made progress toward restoring the numbers of legal residents in the U.S. — but the trend is nowhere near a full recovery.
In January, the government released its latest annual estimates of immigration, showing that immigration had increased by 1.1 million people.
But as of this month, there were still more than 14 million unauthorized immigrants in the country.
That is down from 14.1 percent in 2014.
That’s still more people than the United States had at the height of the recession in 2009, when about 11 million unauthorized workers were living in the United State.
But it’s still not enough.
The total number of unauthorized immigrants now stands at 8.4 million.
That means more than 10 percent of the population is still living in a state of temporary legal limbo.
This is why the immigration debate is far from over.
The latest figures show about 11.1 billion people were living illegally in 2014, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank that focuses on immigration.
But that’s still a very small number.
In the years leading up to the Great Recession, when immigration was at its peak, there was a sharp increase in the number of people living in limbo.
For example, there are roughly 2.5 million people who are in temporary legal status.
This number has risen steadily during the last decade, as the number and size of temporary guest-worker programs have grown.
But the current surge in illegal immigration is more severe than that, the institute noted.
In 2014, there had been about 7 million people living illegally, a rate about double what it was in 2013.
Since then, that number has ballooned to about 16 million.
And it’s increasing even faster than the number who are working in the workforce, which has increased by about 2.4 percent since 2013.
And the numbers are getting worse.
In February, a bipartisan group of senators proposed a plan that would dramatically increase the number, number of temporary workers, and number of undocumented immigrants who are allowed to stay in the nation.
It would allow immigrants who have already received work authorization from a U.N. agency to work for the federal government.
The bill would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and end the Obama-era Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans program.
It’s called the Dream Act and was introduced in June.
But there’s still no clear pathway for Congress to pass this legislation.
Democrats have promised to bring the bill to a vote as soon as the fall, and a few members of Congress have indicated they’re open to the idea.
But this is a long-shot, and the immigration crisis could easily be a year or more away from resolution.
The House of Representatives will have a chance to act in the coming months on a bipartisan immigration bill that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented workers, reduce the number waiting periods, and offer a pathway to citizenship.
If this bill is ever passed, it would likely need a Democratic majority in the Senate, which Republicans hold.
There are a lot of Republicans who are ready to vote against any bill that tries to address the problem of unauthorized immigration, according a recent Associated Press/ORC poll.
“I don’t think it’s realistic to try to get these numbers down,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a former immigration attorney who now serves on the House Immigration and Border Security Committee.
“These are our citizens, and they deserve our attention and our support.”
That support could come from conservatives, too.
“We don’t need to be talking about a million illegal aliens living in this country,” Rep. Joe Barton (R.
Texas) told the AP.
“The best way to solve this problem is for the government to do its job, enforce our laws, and do what it’s supposed to do.
That would be the only way to stop it.”
The AP/ORCs poll of 1,003 registered voters found that 43 percent of Republicans said they would vote against the Dream act if it included a path to citizenship, while 27 percent said they wouldn’t.
Another 25 percent of respondents said they supported it if it contained a pathway toward citizenship for all unauthorized immigrants, while 13 percent opposed it.
But some of the biggest Republican critics of the Dream bill, such as Reps.
Steve King (R.-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas), say they support a path toward citizenship and want to see more people who have been here illegally released into the country legally.
Gohmeer, the Tea Party congressman, has introduced legislation to expand a path for people who came to the United Sates illegally as children to obtain work authorization, but it hasn’t made it out of committee.
Other Republicans, such House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R.), have suggested a path forward through legislation that would create a path towards citizenship for those who are living illegally.
But many conservatives