Friday, January 14, 2022
In Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States, the Migration Policy Institute provides information about migration from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the United States. MENA immigration "doubled between 2000 and 2019, yet these immigrants represented less than 3 percent of the overall U.S. foreign-born population as of 2019. MENA immigrants are more likely than other immigrants to be English proficient, have a college degree, and work in management, business, science, and arts occupations." (bold added).
Figure 1. MENA Immigrant Population in the United States, 1980–2019