Pew Research: U.S. Home to Nearly 20% of World’s Migrant Population

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John Binder
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Article date: 
1 April 2019
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Our American Future
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The United States is home to nearly 20 percent of the globe’s migrant population, a new study finds.

The Pew Research Center reveals in a new study that the U.S. has admitted more foreign nationals than any other country in the world. Roughly 18 percent of the world’s migrant population lives in the U.S., the study found.

About 44.5 million foreign-born residents now live in the U.S., far surpassing Germany’s 12.2 million foreign-born population and Russia’s nearly 12 million foreign-born population.

In total, the U.S. is home to more foreign-born residents than Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France combined. The 44.5 million foreign-born population living in the country marks a nearly 108-year record high of immigration to the U.S.

That 44.5 million includes roughly 22 million naturalized citizens, 11 million other residents — including more than 1.5 million foreign temporary visa-workers — plus about 11 million illegal aliens.*

The last time the U.S. foreign-born population was this high was in 1910 when immigrants made up 14.7 percent of the total country’s population....

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* The outdated, stale, and inaccurate government figure of 11 million illegal aliens has not been updated for years. See: 

How many illegal aliens reside in the United States?