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.