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USC Study: 2.3 million Californians are undocumented immigrants

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A May Day protester at a Los Angeles immigration rally wears a "Path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrations" t-shirt, May 1, 2013. Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Let's say you're an average, undocumented immigrant living here in LA county. Who would you be, and what would your life be like?

There's a very detailed answer: you might be 32 years old, and you came here from Mexico when you were 22., but now you call Koreatown or South LA home. You also live below the poverty line because your retail job only brings in $18,000 a year.

Those are just some of the stats in a new report about California's undocumented immigrants. It's called, "What's At Stake for the State." 

Joining us for more is the study's co-author, Manuel Pastor, director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC.

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