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United States Immigration Statistics: FAQs

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The United States is a beautiful nation full of immigrants from all over the world. However, getting into and staying in the country is not always a simple task. For those who are unfamiliar with immigration law, it can be a complex and highly confusing subject.

Review the answers to frequently asked immigrant statistics questions in order to gain a better understanding of immigration policies in the U.S.

U.S. Immigration FAQs

  • What is the number of immigrants that live in the United States?
    • Over 44.5 million immigrants were living in the U.S. during 2017. Historically, this is the largest number of immigrants living in the country. About 13.7% of America’s overall population is made up of foreign-born people.
  • Have immigrant populations changed over the years?
    • As seen in the graph below, immigrant populations have altered quite a bit throughout the years. Large-scale immigration from Latin America and Asia in recent years has resulted in a sharp increase in the number of immigrants that reside in the U.S.

Size and Share of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1850-2017

  • How have the top countries of origin changed over time?
    • Mexican immigrants accounted for nearly 25% of foreign-born people in the U.S. during 2017. That makes them undoubtedly the biggest group of foreign-born individuals in U.S. history. During the mid-1900s, the largest group of immigrants came from European countries.

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