Number of Illegal Immigrants in Wisconsin Stable

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new study shows the number of illegal immigrants in Wisconsin has stabilized in the last several years.

The Pew Hispanic Center study estimates there are about 85,000 illegal immigrants in Wisconsin, about the same level as in 2005. The center's study shows rapid growth in the number of illegal immigrants in the 1990s. There were an estimated 10,000 illegal immigrants in Wisconsin in 1990.

The study estimates there are nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the country, or about 4 percent of the total population. It says about 75 percent are Latino.

The Latino population in Wisconsin is estimated at 283,000.

Like Wisconsin, the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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