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Dominicans lead in US migration

Analysis by the United States Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) of newly released data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) shows that 1.5 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) are settling in the US each year.*

The newly released data shows that 1.5 million new immigrants entered the United States legally and illegally in 2014.

This is an increase of 17% over 2013. In the first six months of 2015 a total of 914,000 immigrants entered. Once full figures are available for 2015, another increase will be registered.

Most were legal immigrants, between 75% and 66% with Green Cards or as temporary visitors.
Since 2010 the biggest growth of immigrants to the United States has been from East Asia with 847,000, South Asia with 825,000, the Caribbean with 434,000, Sub Saharan Africa 390,000, the Middle East 362,000, and Central America 332,000. Only 31,000 immigrants came from Europe.

In terms of the nationalities, the largest increases in numbers of immigrants living in the United States since 2010 were from India (up 609,000), China (up 510,000), the Philippines (up 205,000), the Dominican Republic (up 184,000), El Salvador (up 138,000), Cuba (up 106,000), Nigeria (up 104,000), Guatemala (up 97,000), Haiti (up 88,000), Pakistan (up 80,000), Honduras (up 76,000), Bangladesh (up 75,000), Venezuela (up 71,000), Colombia (up 63,000), Vietnam (up 60,000), and Iraq (up 55,000).*

The analysis of the data also shows that the DR, at 21%, is one of the source countries with the largest percentage increases in immigrants living in the United States since 2010. Other major source countries are Saudi Arabia (up 115%), Bangladesh (up 49%), Nigeria (up 48%), Egypt and Iraq (each up 35%), India (up 34%), Ethiopia (up 32%), Pakistan (up 27%), Ghana (up 25%), Honduras (up 15%), Guatemala and the Philippines (each up 12%), and Iran (up 11%).

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Nov 3, 2016

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