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Pew Research releases new data on immigrants in U.S.

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center reveals new information about the number of immigrants entering the United States. According to the research, the annual inflow of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. between March 2007 and March of 2009 has decreased by almost two thirds since March 2000 to March 2005.

The decline in the inflow of immigrants entering the U.S. reflects an overall reduction of 8 percent in the number of undocumented immigrants who currently reside in the country.

The study estimates there were approximately 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. in March 2009, down from 12 million two years earlier. However, the research indicates that there has not been a significant change in the amount of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S., despite the fact that inflow from Mexico has decreased.

Many of the immigrants living in the U.S. are working to send money back home to their families who still reside in Mexico. According to U.S. Immigration Support, last year immigrants sent home more than $17 billion dollars in remittances. Those who elect to send money home may want to use an electronic transfer service to ensure that the funds arrive safely.