The U.S. is home to 45.8 million immigrants, six times higher than the 7.8 million immigrants in all of Latin America. These figures provided by a Senate subcommittee show that the United States resettles the largest number of immigrants in the world, around 20 percent of the world’s global migrants. No other country has been able to take in more than one-twentieth, the Senate subcommittee says.
These new statistics also reveal that about 1 in 40 of all migrants in the U.S. came from the Middle East or North Africa. As of 2001, the U.S. has issued roughly 900.000 visas to migrants from the Middle East and 1.5 to incomers from Muslim Countries. By comparison, only 1 in 300 migrants in Mexico are from any of these two regions. However, about 7 in 10 migrants in Mexico are from Canada or the United States, which means that there are proportionally more North American immigrants in Mexico than the number of Mexicans living in these two countries.
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