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  • June 20 - Frequently Requested Immigration Statistics

    Comment: Frequently Requested Immigration Statistics
    Drawing on multiple resources, Migration Policy Institute presents frequently requested statistics on immigration. Here are some highlights:

    • The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014
    • Immigrants accounted for nearly 17 percent (26.7 million) of the 159.5 million workers in the civilian labor force in 2014.
    • In 2014, around 47 percent of immigrants (20 million) were naturalized U.S. citizens.
    • In 2014, the top five U.S. states by number of immigrants were California (10.5 million), Texas and New York (4.5 million each), Florida (4 million), and New Jersey (2 million).
    • In 2014, 25% of all children ages 18 and under in the US had at least one immigrant parent
    • In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, 41 percent were immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, 23 percent entered through a family-sponsored preference, and 15 percent via an employment-based preference. Another 13 percent adjusted from refugee or asylee status, and 5 percent were diversity-lottery winners.

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    Article: Trump and the Snake. By Cyrus Mehta

    Article: 9th Circuit Expands Scope of Liability for Family Immigration Sponsors on Form I-864 Affidavit of Support. By Joseph M. Barnett, Esq.

    Article: PERMS-How to build Recruitment Report Docs. By Dino Palangic et. al.

    Blogging: Would Muslim Immigrant Ban Violate Religious Freedom Of US Citizens? By Roger Algase

    News: CBP Announces Chief of U.S. Border Patrol

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    Headline: Crown World Mobility Releases List of Newest Immigration Law Updates Click here
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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    June 22, 2016, 10:30am (Eastern). Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on "Using Supplementary School Funding to Improve the Educational Outcomes of Migrant-Background Students: A Transatlantic Comparison." Speakers on this webinar will discuss the need for supplementary funding to support the educational needs of migrant-background students and provide an overview of the mechanics of school funding for migrant-background students in the four focal countries examined in a forthcoming MPI report. For more information and registration see here.


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