The Indo-American population in the US increased by 38% in the 7 years period during 2010 and 2017. This has been revealed by the latest demographic report by a South Asian advocacy group.
The Indo-American population with multiple ethnicities in 2017 was recorded to be 44, 02,363. This was an increase of 38.3% in comparison with 31, 83, 063 in 2010. This was as per the report by SAALT – South Asian Americans Leading Together.
SAALT said that there are minimum 630,000 undocumented Indians in the US. This is an increase of 72% from 2010, it added. The increase in unlawful Indo-Americans is due to them overstaying their US Visas. Roughly 250,000 Indians stayed beyond the validity of their Visa in the US in 2016 prior to becoming undocumented.
The population of US residents tracing their roots to South Asia increased by 40% in general. SAALT said in real terms it increased to 5.4 million in 2017 from 35 million in 2010, as quoted by the Economic Times.
Below is the % growth of various South Asian communities in the US after 2010:
• Nepali community – 206.6%
• Indian community – 38%
• Bhutanese community – 38%
• Pakistani community – 33%
• Bangladeshi community – 26%
• Sri Lankan community – 15%
Currently, there are minimum 4,300 active DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Approximately there are 2,550 active DACA recipients who are Indians as of 2018 August. Just 13% of the total 20,000 Indians who are eligible for DACA have applied and obtained the DACA.
The DACA recipients from other South Asian nations are as follows:
• Pakistan – 1,300
• Bangladesh – 470
• Sri Lanka – 120
• Nepal – 60
The density of the immigrant population in the US reveals the numbers of undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants in diverse locations:
• New York – 19,000
• Michigan – 4,000
• Virginia – 3,000
• California – 2,000
The demographic picture is primarily based on the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey 2017. The report reveals that inequality in income is the highest among Asian Americans.
Since 1997, 1.7 million plus dependent spouses of H-1B Visa recipients have obtained H-4 Visas as per SAALT. The H-4 Visa figures for 2017 are 136,000.
Around 86% of the H-4 Visa recipients are from South Asian nations. DHS offered EAD – Employment Authorization Document to some H-4 Visa recipients in 2015. Roughly 127,000 Visa recipients have been offered H-4 EAD approval as of 2017 December adds the report.
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