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Did You Know?

- In 2013, approximately 41.3 million immigrants lived in the United States, an all-time high for a nation historically built on immigration.

- The United States remains a popular destination attracting about 20 percent of the world’s international migrants. Immigrants accounted for 13 percent of the total 316 million U.S. residents;

- Adding the U.S.-born children (of all ages) of immigrants means that approximately 80 million people, or one-quarter of the overall U.S. population, is either of the first or second generation. (Source: Migration Policy Institute).

Firoozeh Dumas is from Iran, in South Central Asia. Do you know the other countries that make up this part of the world?

Terminology: “Foreign born” and “immigrant” are used interchangeably and refer to persons with no U.S. citizenship at birth. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

How many immigrants are there in the U.S. from South Central Asia?
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 estimates)

Afghanistan                         67,169
Bangladesh                        203,179
India                               2,034,677
Iran                                   363,972
Kazakhstan                          26,334
Nepal                                  87,456
Pakistan                             342,603
Sri Lanka                             51,268
Uzbekistan                           48,197
Other South Central Asia       60,695

More Notable People with Iranian Heritage
  - Hamed Haddadi is an Iranian professional basketball player, first Iranian to play in the NBA.
  - Golshifteh Farahani is a popular Iranian actress who works internationally.
  - Javad Nekounam is an Iranian soccer star known for his 2006 World Cup performance.
  - Forugh Farrokhzad was one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century.
  - British-Iranian Omid Djalili is a popular stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer.



 



 

        

 

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