The United States has been in a fractious public and political debate for many years over how to address its more than 11 million unauthorized residents. At issue has been whether to extend legal status to a large share of US unauthorized immigrants or to narrower, more defined groups, or whether to continue to pursue enforcement initiatives without a legalization program or other reforms.
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One of the Data Hub's most popular tools — our national and state-level profile of the foreign born in the United States — is also one of our most useful and in-depth offerings. The data tool draws on the most recent one-year estimates of the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), examining four sets of immigration characteristics in the United States (demographic and social, language and education, workforce, and income and poverty). And, it also provides 1990 and 2000 decennial Census data, giving a handy snapshot of how immigration has evolved.
WASHINGTON — Beyond the more than $400 billion in remittances transferred in 2010, diaspora members fulfill a key development role in their countries of origin – as major direct investors in critical and emerging industries, generous philanthropists and first movers in the growth of important sectors such as tourism and in the development of human capital.