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States with the Highest Immigration Rates in the U.S.

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The United States is known for its diversity in people and cultures. Since the late 1800s, people from many parts of the world started to leave their home countries to live in the United States. The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country. Recent studies have revealed where immigrants live after coming to the United States.

Where Do Most Immigrants Live?

According to Pew Research, nearly half (45%) of the nation’s immigrants live in three states: California (24%), Texas (11%), and Florida (10%). Texas, Florida, and New York had more than four million immigrants each. The research also shows that most immigrants live in 20 major metropolitan areas--primarily New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, and Seattle. In Florida alone, most immigrants concentrated in Orlando, Tampa, and Miami.

U.S. map with the largest immigration areas in 2018

How Many Immigrants Have Been Deported Recently?

Since there is a high level of immigrants concentrated in major metropolitan areas, they are the cities that see the highest level of deportation. Pew Research also discovered that nearly 337,000 immigrants were deported from the U.S. in 2018. That number was considerably low compared to 500,000 average people deported yearly during the Obama administration.

Is the Immigration Population Growing?

Researchers believe that the immigrants and their descendants will account for an 88 percent population increase in the United States by 2065. Currently, the immigrant arrivals have decreased because of the number of unauthorized immigrants arriving in the U.S. The researchers discovered that more Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. rather than coming in. Many have related the reduction of Mexican immigrants due to the slow recovery of the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, and the stricter enforcement of the U.S. and Mexican border.

If you have questions about obtaining a U.S. visa or need legal defense with your deportation case, our Miami immigration attorneys are here to help you. We stay relevant with the latest immigration law changes and news to provide you with strong legal counsel. Call us today at (305) 858-2323!

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