U.S. immigrant population reaches record 43.7 million

By Paul Bremmer

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The United States’ immigrant population, legal and illegal, rose to a record 43.7 million in July 2016, according to Census Bureau data highlighted in a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies.

That figure represented an increase of nearly half a million since 2015, 3.8 million since 2010 and 12.6 million since 2000.

Immigrants comprised 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population in 2016, or more than one of every eight U.S. residents. It was the highest percentage since 1910, near the end of the third great immigration wave in U.S. history.

However, those numbers don’t include the American-born children of immigrants. As CIS reported, in 2016 there were slightly more than 16.6 million minor children who had been born in the U.S. to at least one immigrant parent. This brings the total number of immigrants and their children to 60.4 million, or nearly one in five U.S. residents.

“The enormous number of immigrants already in the country coupled with the settlement of well over a million newcomers each year has a profound impact on American society, including on workers, schools, infrastructure, hospitals and the environment,” said Steven Camarota, CIS’s director of research and co-author of the report. “The nation needs a serious debate about whether continuing this level of immigration makes sense.”

Not surprisingly, Mexican immigrants were by far the largest foreign-born population in the U.S. in 2016, with 11.6 million residents. However, because of return migration and natural deaths, the recorded Mexican immigrant population actually ticked slightly downward from 2010 to 2016. On the other hand, the immigrant population from Latin American countries other than Mexico rose by 1.2 million over those six years.

Meanwhile, CIS reported 2.8 million immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries in 2016, a 29 percent increase since 2010.

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The sending regions that saw the largest increases in the number of immigrants in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 were East Asia (up 892,209), South Asia (up 889,878), the Caribbean (up 554,903) and the Middle East (up 471,029).

In fact, the immigrant populations increased from every region of the world except Europe. The number of European immigrants in the U.S. decreased by 30,485 from 2010 to 2016. The Canadian-born immigrant population also fell by 15,443 during that period.

Looking at individual sending countries, the ones with the biggest numerical increases over those six years were India (up 654,202), China (up 550,022), the Dominican Republic (up 206,134), El Salvador (up 172,973), Cuba (up 166,939) and the Philippines (up 164,077).

Saudi Arabia was the country that saw the largest percentage increase in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 (122 percent), followed by Nepal (86 percent), Afghanistan (74 percent), Burma (73 percent) and Syria (62 percent.)

CIS also reported data on the immigrant populations of each of the 50 U.S. states. It was perhaps no surprise that the states that saw the greatest increases in the number of immigrants from 2010 to 2016 were Texas (up 587,889), Florida (up 578,468), California (up 527,234) and New York (up 238,503.)

However, the states with the largest percentage increases in their immigrant populations during those years are not typically thought of as immigrant magnets: North Dakota (up 48 percent), West Virginia (up 41 percent), South Dakota (up 39 percent) and Delaware (up 24 percent).

CIS drew its data from the Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, which reflected the U.S. population as of July 1, 2016. The Census Bureau defines immigrants as all those who were not U.S. citizens at birth, which includes naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, temporary workers, foreign students and illegal immigrants.

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Source:: World Net Daily – World

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