The United States has 10 million more foreign-born residents than the entire European Union, according to an analysis of United Nations and European Commission data produced by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.
The analysis compared the number of people living in the U.S. who were born outside the U.S. to the number of people living in the E.U. who were born outside the E.U.
The U.S. population is about 320 million compared to the E.U. population of 503 million. The subcommittee stated, “While the U.S. has almost 200 million fewer persons, it contains over 10 million more individuals born outside its boundaries.”
The analysis finds that one in 15 E.U. residents were born outside of the E.U., while one in 7 U.S. residents were born outside the U.S.
The total population of the 27-member European Union is approximately 503 million, compared to a total United States population of approximately 320 million.
Both the United States and the E.U. – particularly the wealthiest nations in the E.U. – are struggling with the economic and societal effects of unmitigated immigration. Yet, even though the United States has taken in nearly 11 million more migrants born outside its boundaries than the E.U. has taken in from outside its own, American politicians are pushing to increase immigration rates while many E.U. nations are pushing to reduce them. sessions.senate
Another analysis found that “the United States has admitted more people from outside its boundaries than 21 different Latin American countries put together and the E.U. combined.” sessions.senate
The United States resettles the largest number of migrants in the world, and provides more funding and benefits than any other country in the world and any other region in the world. These are the facts: the U.S. contains about 4.5 percent of global population but hosts about 20 percent of the world’s global migrants. As a matter of comparison, Latin America contains nearly twice as much of the world’s population – more than 8.5 percent – but houses only about 3.35 percent of the world’s migrants. While the United States takes in one-fifth of global migrants, no other nation on earth has taken in more than one-twentieth.
About 1 in 40 of all migrants living in the U.S. today are from the Middle East or North Africa; however, that population has been rapidly growing. More than 1 in 10 of the annual permanent migrants resettled in the U.S. is a Muslim migrant. By contrast, only about 1 in 300 of all migrants living in Mexico today are from the Middle East or North Africa. (About 1 in 7 migrants in Mexico hail from other Latin American countries, and about 7 in 10 migrants in Mexico are from Canada or the United States). To provide further perspective: in 2010 there were 3,166 migrants from the Middle East living in Mexico; between 2001 and today, the United States has issued green cards to approximately 900,000 migrants from the Middle East and 1.5 million to migrants from Muslim countries. Because it’s only a ten-year figure for the U.S., that means the U.S. has permanently resettled well more than 300 times as many Middle Eastern migrants as Mexico, for example. sessions.senate-Latin America