Immigration Fact of the Week Aug. 30

Deferred ActionQuestion:

How many people in the U.S. are foreign-born?

Answer: Approximately 39 million people who live in America were born in another country.

That means about 12.5% of all the people in America traveled here from somewhere else. This is close to the highest percentage America has experienced yet, which was 14.5% in the late 19th century. If immigration reform pushes through, the number will go even higher.

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