Facts about immigration

  • Over 900,000 immigrants legally enter the United States each year as lawful permanent residents, refugees, or others fleeing persecution.
  • Immigrants collectively earn $240 billion a year and pay $90 billion a year in taxes-while only receiving $5 billion in welfare.
  • The leading source countries of U.S. immigrants are Mexico, Vietnam, the Philippines, and the republics of the former Soviet Union.
  • Nearly three-fourths of all new immigrants intend to reside in California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois.

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Sandra Cisneros (authorized site)


Facts on the Hispanic or Latino Population (US Census Bureau)


US Illegal Immigrants (BBC News)


Culture Shock


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