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Should We Worry about the Composition of U.S. Immigrant Population?

Women Change Worlds article by Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., and Margaret Dalton, B.A.

 

Count of Immigrants by Country

First, worries regarding the huge influx of migrants from low-income countries do not seem warranted: the share of immigrant from low-income countries (as percentage of the total immigrant stock residing in the U.S.) is rather small (around three percent) and has remained steady over the period 2001-2017, both among the recent arrivals and the broader immigrant population.ACS Percent All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other hand, there is a definite downward trend in the share of immigrants who originate from high-income OECD countries, as well as a similar downward trend for Mexicans, with the latter being particularly prominent among recent arrivals. There is a corresponding increase in the number of migrants from lower- and upper middle-income countries, especially from India and China.

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