The United States continues to be the favorite destination for immigrants from across the world, especially Indians.
The recent statistics by the American Community Survey (ACS) show that the foreign-born population in US (44.7 million), as of July 2018, account for 13.7% of the total US population (327 million).
Though there was only a 0.4% rise compared to the previous year, the number of foreign-born shows a 11.8% rise when compared to 2010 levels (at 40 million).
Making up to 5.9% of the overall foreign-born population in US, Indians equaled to 1% of the total US population at 2.65 million as of July 2018.
Overall, the number of Indians in US increased by 8.7 lakh between 2010 to 2018, showing a 49% rise. Compared to 1990 levels, there is a 489% rise.
When it comes to settlers, 1.45 million immigrants settled in US in 2017 either legally or illegally, showing a little decline over 1.75 million in 2016 and 1.62 million in 2015.
“The falloff in arrivals in 2017, may be due to increased enforcement efforts, lower refugee admissions and mere robust vetting of applications undertaken by the Trump administration,” the report states.
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