India Leads All Nations in Surge of Foreign-Born in U.S.

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Nearly one in six adults in the U.S. is now foreign-born and India led all countries in a record increase of new immigrants to the country, according to a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies.

The countries with the largest increases in new immigrants were India (an increase of 254,000, up 14%); China (217,000, 10%); the Dominican Republic (112,000, 13%); Guatemala (71,000, 9%); Jamaica (55,000, 8%); Bangladesh (49,000, 32%); Saudi Arabia (44,000, 97%); Pakistan (43,000, 14%); and Iraq (41,000, 26%).

The study, based on new Census Bureau data, found that the country’s immigrant population — including both legal and illegal immigrants — grew by 1.4 million from July 2010 to July 2013 to a record 41.3 million.

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