U.S by far the biggest recipient of immigrants; enormously outpaces Latin American neighrbors

U.S by far the biggest recipient of immigrants; enormously outpaces Latin American neighrbors
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[Ed. – Emphasis added.]

The figures provided by a Senate subcommittee show that the U.S. has six times as many immigrants as all of Latin America, even though the U.S. has half the population size of Latin America. That breaks down to 7.8 million in 21 Latin nations to 45.8 million in the U.S.

The result is that the U.S. also provides more benefits and welfare to migrants that any other nation, according the Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest, chaired by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

“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,” said the subcommittee.

“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,” it added.

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