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Number of US illegal immigrants holds steady

February 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The number of illegal immigrants making their way into the U.S. is holding steady, according to a new study.

The study found that the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has stayed the same in the last year.

In 2009, the first time in two decades, the number of illegal immigrants entering the country actually dropped. Experts believe the economy and an increase in security at borders made it less desirable for people to come to the U.S. illegally.

California has the second highest percentage of illegal immigrants in the country. Nevada has the highest.