Friday, April 22, 2022
A feature by Reid Wilson in The Hill higlights annual report data from the Department of Homeland Security showing that the number of immigrants to the US decreased during the pandemic from nearly every region of the world. Some key facts:
- Just over 700,000 new people won lawful residence in the last fiscal year, down from more than a million people who became lawful residents in each of the previous six years.
- One in seven of those who gained permanent legal residence, 100,325 people, came from Mexico, a higher share than any other nation.
- More people moved from Asian countries — 272,000 — than from North American countries — 222,000 — and any other continent. About 46,000 people moved in from India, and another 41,000 moved from China.
The full report and maps are worth a look.