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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 interchangeable 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