Profile of Immigrants Who Came to the U.S. in 2022
According to the most recent Vintage 2022 population estimates released a few days ago, net international migration added more than a million people to the U.S. population between July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022. Mexico, China, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam provided most of the immigrants. During the fiscal year of 2022, just over 25,000 refugees were admitted to the United States. Foreign-born individuals now make up almost 15 percent of the U.S. population. The main reason most immigrants came to America in 2022 was for employment opportunities. Other reasons were to escape a violent conflict, deal with environmental concerns, pursue educational opportunities, or reunite with family. The immigrants who came were primarily attracted to Florida, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina. In addition, more than 900,000 immigrants living in the U.S. became U.S. citizens in 2022, according to a Pew Research Center estimate based on government data released for the first three quarters of the year.
Profile of Undocumented Migrants In 2022
In 2022, apart from legal immigration, U.S. border authorities encountered more than 2 million migrants, some of whom repeatedly tried to cross the border, according to newly released U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. There have been 18 consecutive months of over 150,000 undocumented migrant border crossings. In regard to deportations, the most common reasons were: inadmissibility at the time of entry or later when attempting to adjust status or violation of the terms of their immigration status whether it was a green card, a nonimmigrant visa, etc.