Immigration To The US Has Increased From Every Region Except Europe

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Immigration into the U.S. increased from every region of the world except Europe from 2010 to 2015, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

The regions that have had the highest numerical increase in immigrants settling in the U.S. since 2010 were East Asia, up 847,000; South Asia, up 825,000; the Caribbean, up 434,000; Sub-Saharan Africa, up 390,000; the Middle East, up 362,000; and Central America, up 332,000.

The only region to have a decline in the number of immigrants was Europe, down 31,000.

Currently, the share of foreign-born individuals in the United States is 13.5 percent, the highest percentage since 1911. The highest ever was in 1890 at 14.4 percent.

CIS, which advocates for reduced immigration, analyzed new data released from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and found that the growth in immigrant population is increasing. “Between 2009 and 2013 growth averaged 509,000 a year, but between 2013 and 2015 it grew by 971,000 a year.”

CIS also found that 1.5 million new immigrants legal and illegal settled in the U.S in 2014, and an estimated 1.6 million arrived in 2015. This is a more 37 percent increase in the amount of immigrants that arrived in 2011.