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How many people immigrate to the United States each year?

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According to the Department of Homeland Security, in 2012, there were 484,072 new, legal entries into the United States, as the Migration Policy Institute indicates. However, this number does not include illegal immigrants. Statistics estimate around 11.5 million illegal immigrants reside in the U.S. today.

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How many people immigrate to the United States each year?
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The top five countries that immigrants come from include Mexico, China, India, the Philippines and the Dominican Republic, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The most popular states for immigrants to reside in include California, Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey. Today, there are at least around 41 million immigrants residing in the United States. This number comprises 13 percent of the United States' population.

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