There are an estimated 170,000 unauthorized immigrants residing in the Las Vegas valley, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center.
The study used 2014 population figures, and determined that most of the 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest in New York, Los Angeles and Houston.
Las Vegas is ranked 14th on the list, which is about the same as San Diego. The percentage of undocumented immigrants compared to the total population is 8 percent, which is the second highest among major metropolitan areas, behind only Houston.
In a statement that was released by the study, officials said that these areas could be most affected by President Donald Trump’s promise to take action against localities that do not cooperate with federal officials in identifying unauthorized immigrants.