The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) has become aware of a coding error that affected its reported statistics related to the number of mortgages held in immigrant households, as reported in two recent articles in the Journal on Migration and Human Security.
CMS’s article titled “Mass Deportations Would Impoverish US Families and Create Immense Social Costs” stated that the 5.3 million households in which undocumented residents resided in 2014 had a total of 2.4 million mortgages, or 45 percent of all households. The correct figures are 1.2 million households with mortgages, which is 23 percent of the 5.3 million of the total number of these households.
CMS’s article titled “A Statistical and Demographic Profile of US Temporary Protected Status Populations from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti” reported that households in which recipients of temporary protected status (TPS) from these three countries resided in 2015 had 99,000 mortgages, or 48 percent of the 206,000 total households. The correct figures are 61,000 households with mortgages, which is roughly 30 percent of the total number of these households.
CMS has revised these two articles by adding the correct figures.
CMS would also like to announce that it has posted new data tables on TPS recipients from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, which show labor force data, US-born children, households with mortgages, and average years in the United States by US state of residence and by country of origin. The tables can be found at: http://cmsny.org/tpstablesbystate/.