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What is the current state of immigration in the United States?

What is the Current State of Immigration in the United States?

The immigrant population in the United States is very diverse, representing nearly every country in the world. Every year, millions of people move to the U.S., making it the country with the most immigrants in the world. Because of this, immigration features heavily in public and political conversations in the United States. In this article, you can learn about the current state of immigration in the United States and get some answers to some of the most popular questions about immigration today.

How many immigrants come to the U.S. each year?

Over one million immigrants come to the United States every year. They come from different areas worldwide and for various reasons—some to study, some to work, and some to reunite with family. Among immigrants to the U.S., the most common country of origin is Mexico. About 11.2 million immigrants come from Mexico, representing 25% of the entire U.S. immigrant population. Immigrants from all Asian countries combined account for 28% of all immigrants living in the U.S. In other words, almost as many people came here from Mexico as from all of Asia. The chart below shows the share of America’s immigrant population from the top five countries of origin.

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Country of Origin % of U.S. Immigrant Population
Mexico 25%
China 6%
India 6%
The Philippines 4%
El Salvador 3%

What are the popular immigrant destinations in the United States?

Although the U.S. immigrant population is a very diverse group, many tend to congregate in specific states when they move to America. California is the most popular U.S. destination for immigrants. With 10.6 million immigrants, California ranks first in both the total number of immigrants and the percentage of its population who are immigrants. After California, the states with the highest immigrant populations are Texas, Florida, New York, and New Jersey. These five states account for over half of the United States’ immigrant population.

State

Number of Immigrants

California

10.6 million

Texas

4.9 million

Florida

4.5 million

New York

4.4 million

New Jersey

2 million

Source: Migration Policy Institute, “Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States” (Feb. 14, 2020)

Immigrants to the U.S. are racially and ethnically diverse. About 44% of immigrants in this country identify as Hispanic or Latinx. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey treats race and ethnicity as separate categories. For example, Latinx is an ethnicity, while White or Black are races. Most immigrants to the U.S. are White. According to the Migration Policy Institute, migrants to this country identify as the following races:

Race % of Foreign-Born Population
White 46%
Black 10%
Asian 27%
Other 15%
Multiple Races 2%

Source: Migration Policy Institute, “Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States” (Feb. 14, 2020), available

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USCIS Immigration Data and Statistics

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) is the division of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) responsible for processing and tracking immigration applications. It’s Office of Immigration Statistics publishes dozens of regular fact sheets, datasets, and reports on the number of immigrants and new arrivals, where they come from, and where they live. It also publishes the annual Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. To access USCIS immigration data, visit their website.

State Department National Visa Center (NVC) Visa Statistics

While USCIS tracks data for most immigration topics, the State Department is in charge of all immigration applications filed at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, called “consular processing.”. Using their databases from consular processing, they publish regular bulletins on immigration and visa statistics, available on their website.