A father awakes to begin looking for work. His wife prepares breakfast in her uniform as their daughter asks if she can go on a school field trip. Daily routines can differ widely depending on a family's legal status in the United States. That's the premise of the first interactive video produced by Univision in collaboration with Wondros.
More than 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States with the largest populations inCalifornia (2.4 million), Texas (1.2 million), Florida (925,000), New York (750,000) and New Jersey (525,000).
Undocumented immigrants account for 3.5% of the total U.S. population. More than 8 million undocumented workers contribute more than $13 billion in social security taxes each year.
One study found that if Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform, undocumented immigrants would pay an additional $109 billion in federal, state and local taxes over a decade. Reform would also lead to $606 billion in contributions to the Social Security system over 36 years and would reduce the deficit by $820 billion over the next two decades.
Sources: Center for American Progress, Social Security Administration and Pew Research Center.