Saturday, May 18, 2013

How the geography of U.S. immigration has changed over time

This chart and story shows that the areas immigrants come from are different than in the recent past.   - - Donna Poisl

By Brad Plumer

Where do immigrants to the United States come from? A new Pew report finds that this has been slowly changing over time. In 1992, most legal immigrants came from Latin America and Europe. Nowadays, they’re more likely to come from Asia and Africa: SEE CHART

Note that this is only looking at legal immigration. Pew has previously estimated that there are also about 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, and the overwhelming majority of those come from Latin America and the Caribbean.
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