Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Is the US still a welcomed destination for the worlds migrants? This graph suggests no at first look. It is all how you look at numbers.

The graph below (minus my edits) is making the rounds on various blogs and twitter showing migrants to select countries as a percent of that countries population.

As you can see (by the BLACK bar for 2010) Singapore, Australia, and Canada have larger percentages than the US.  I wondered what those percentages represented in nominal numbers of immigrants so I calculated a rough estimate (had to eyeball the percentages in the graph).  The actual number of human being immigrants is in RED  (in millions) for all other countries than the US.

As you can see, the US absorbs a larger number of REAL LIVE people from abroad.  Far more than any other country individually and just slightly less than ALL THE OTHERS COMBINED.

Source: Business Insider

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