Immigration in U.S.
Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nations history
Although the U.S. border is now more secure than ever, decades of ever increasing border and interior enforcement have exacerbated and dysfunction caused by out-of-laws
2012 the immigration population was about 40.7 million people. Today there are approximately 10.3 billion immigrants. More than 1 million immigrants became legal permanent residents (LPRs) of the united sates in 2011. Of the new United States residents 14% came from Mexico, 7.9% came from China and 6.4% came from India.As of 2013, the Obama administration had removed nearly 2 million immigrants, the highest number under any president.
- Mexico 59%
-El Salvador 6%
TOP U.S. STATES WHERETHEY SETTLE
-New York 5%
significants of immigration
Households headed by unauthorized immigrants paid 10.6 billion in state and local taxes in 2010. This includes 1.2 billion in personal income taxes. $1.2 billion in property taxes and more than $8 billion in sales and excise taxes. Immigrants , even legal immigrants, are barred from host social services meaning that they pay to support benifnts they can not even receive.
immigration has a significant impact on many parts in life in the united states.From the workforce and the classroom to communities across the country.The United States remains a popular destination attracting about twenty percent of the worlds international migrants, even as it represents less than five percent of the global population.Immigrants accounted for thirteen percent of the total 316 million United States residents ; adding the U.S. children (of all ages) of immigration means that approximately 80 million people or one fourth of the overall U.S. population is either of the first or second generation.
The foreign-born population
Broken down by immigrant status, the foreign-born population was composed of 18.6 million born U.S. citizens and 22.1 non-citizens in 2012. Of the non-citizens approximately 13.3 million were legal permanent residents, 11.3 million were unauthorized migrants , and 1.9 were temporary visas.
Why do people come to the U.S.
There are many reasons to why people would want to migrate to the United State, one of them might be "where" they currently are. If they are in a war or terrorism torn country the United States promises personal safety. Many people also just feel that it would be better for them to just come to the United States than to just stay where they are.