Immigration Fact of the Week Aug. 23

naturalization ceremonyQuestion:

How many immigrants become legal permanent residents each year?

Answer: Over 1 million immigrants in just 2012 alone! Out of those, 14 percent came from Mexico, 7.9 percent from China, and 6.4 percent from India.

More than half of that million are women, and almost 75 percent are married! The immigration process gives priority to foreigners who have close family relationships with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and/or have valued work skills.

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