According to the Census Bureau’s newly released data’s analysis, 1.03 million immigrants (legal as well as illegal) entered the United States in the first half of 2016. If earlier patterns are taken into consideration, the aggregate number of immigrants who settled in the US in 2016 was 1.8 million.
These immigration numbers are a major bounce back after 2011, when the number of migrants entering America fell because of the Great Recession.
Included in the new immigrants are new green card holders, or permanent residents, and temporary visitors who entered the country on a long-term such as overseas students and guest workers, a considerable number of whom will become its permanent residents eventually. Included in it are new asylum seekers and also new undocumented immigrants who crossed the American border covertly or overstayed on temporary visas.
Over one million new immigrants entering the country in the first half of 2016 accounts for 13 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015, a 21 percent rise compared to 2014 and a 53 percent rise compared to 2011. In fact, new immigration touched its low following the recession. In 2015, 1.6 million new immigrants settled in the US — the highest in the 15-year period.
The largest source countries for new immigrants between 2011 and 2015 were Central American, followed by South American, the Caribbean and from the Middle Eastern and South Asian, according to Center for Immigration Studies
The largest single source country for immigrants to the US during the same period was Mexico, which sent 190,000 immigrants (legal as well as illegal) in 2015. The inflow of Mexican immigrants had almost doubled since 2011.
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