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  1. More than 1 million immigrants became legal permanent residents (LPRs) of the United States in 2011.
  2. Of the new US residents, 14% came from Mexico, 7.9% from China, and 6.4% from India.
  3. As of 2013, the Obama administration had removed nearly 2 million immigrants, the highest number under any president. Teach your friends about the unjust treatment of undocumented immigrants. Sign up for Faces of Immigration.
  4. The immigration process allows priority to foreign nationals who have a close family relationship with a US citizen or LPR, have needed work skills, have refugee or asylee status, or are native of countries with low immigration rates to the US.
  5. Every year, more than half of new LPRs are current residents whose status is changed to permanent.

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  1. Including orphans, nearly 8% of all new LPRs in 2011 were children with immediate relatives as current citizens in the US, and 33.2% of immigrants were under the age of 25.
  2. Between 2009 and 2011, more than 70% of immigrants came from Asia and North America every year.
  3. More than 550,000 LPRs in 2011 were women and more than 600,000 were married individuals.
  4. By 2026, it is predicted that the government will have a shortage of 20 million workers.
  5. In the US, 5 states have become minority-majority, which means that less than half of the population of that state is non-Hispanic white and the minorities combined have become the majority.
  6. For the first time in 2012, the majority of babies under age 1 were black, Hispanic, Asian, or another non-white race.

Sources

  • 1

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 15, 2014. .

  • 2

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 14, 2014. .

  • 3

    Golash-Boza, Tannya. "Mapping the Shift from Border to Interior Enforcement of Immigration Laws during the Obama Presidency." Online, accessed February 2014.

  • 4

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 14, 2014. .

  • 5

    Hayes, Joseph M., and Laura E. Hill. "Immigrant Pathways to Legal Permanent Residence." Public Policy Institute of California. Accessed April 15, 2015. .

  • 6

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 15, 2015. .

  • 7

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 15, 2014. ..

  • 8

    Department of Homeland Security. "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2011." DHS Office of Immigration Statistics. Accessed April 14, 2014. .

  • 9

    American Immigration Center Inc. "U.S. Immigration Helpful Facts." US Immigration. Accessed April 15, 2014. .

  • 10

    Kayne, Eric. "Census: White majority in U.S. gone by 2043." NBC News. Accessed April 15, 2015. .

  • 11

    Passel, Jeffrey S., Gretchen Livingston, and D’vera Cohn. "Explaining Why Minority Births Now Outnumber White Births." Pew Research Centers Social Demographic Trends Project RSS. Accessed April 15, 2014. .

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