India has emerged as the third largest US immigrant source nation with 2.3 million Indians immigrating to the US. The immigrant population of the US has swelled since 1990 to reach 15% of the total population in 2017.
With the increase in immigrant population, the demographics have transformed. Mexico remains the top US immigrant source nation with 25%+ of the total immigrants arriving from this nation. On the other hand, Asian countries have surpassed nations such as Germany, Cuba, and Canada. These statistics have been revealed by the data of the United Nations.
India has skyrocketed as the 3rd largest US immigrant source nation in 2017 from its way bottom 13th rank in 1990. Meanwhile, China jumped to the second position from its 4th rank, as quoted by the US News.
China is placed 2nd in 2017 as 2.4 million Chinese immigrants are present in the US in 2017. India is not much behind with 2.3 million Indians being present in the US immigrant population. By 2017, Chinese, Indians, and Pilipino nationals accounted for around 14% of the total immigrants in the US.
The immigration rhetoric of US President Trump has regularly focused on Mexico and it is obvious as the nation still dominates the top 10 rankings for immigrant source nations to the US. Mexico accounts for 5 times plus as the next nation China for US immigrants.
3.8% of the immigrants to the US arrived from Puerto Rico. It is a US territory that the UN data counts as a separate source to the US while calculating the immigration total.
In 2017, around 50 million overseas residents constituted for 15%+ of the total US population with 325+ million.
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