Compilation of US immigration facts and trends
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2016) — In need of current or historical statistics on immigrants in the United States, immigration flows or citizenship and visa trends? The Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most frequently sought-after U.S. immigration statistics.
Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States compiles data from MPI, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and State, Mexico’s National Population Council and National Institute of Statistics and Geography, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The article answers questions such as: What is the size of the overall immigrant population, and how does its share of the total U.S. population compare with earlier eras? How many people immigrate to the United States? How many become U.S. citizens? What is the size of the unauthorized population? What jobs do immigrants hold? How do today’s top source countries compare to those in earlier decades?
Among other interesting facts, the article reports that:
The article is available on the Migration Information Source, which provides fresh thought on U.S. and international migration trends and policy developments. To sign up for the free, bimonthly Source e-newsletter, which includes a monthly feature on U.S. immigration policy developments at the national and state levels, Spotlights providing demographic data on major immigrant populations in the United States, and other features on international and U.S. migration developments, click here.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C., dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national and international levels. For more on MPI, visit www.migrationpolicy.org.
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