By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 22, 2016: Given the vitriolic verbal assault on immigrants and immigration by many speakers at the Republican National Convention this week and the echoing of calls by their Presidential nominee Donald Trump to “build a wall” on the U.S’ southern border, NAN decided to research the number of immigrants from the Americas – the Caribbean and Latin America – who now call the US home. With 46,630,000 people living in the United States who were born in other countries, according to the Pew Center, here are the top 10 – from most to least – from the Americas:
1: Mexico – As of 2015, the number of Mexicans living in the United States was put at 12,050,000 making them the number one Latin American group to call the US home.
2: Puerto Rico – With 1,740,000 national living in the United States, the Caribbean US territory of Puerto Rico ranks number two on our list but fourth on the general migrant list.
3: Ecuador – Coming in at third on the Americas list but 7th overall is Ecuador with 1,280,000 nationals living in America.
4: Cuba – The Caribbean Communist island of Cuba has 1,130,000 nationals living in the U.S. – as of last year at least. That’s the 8th most migrants from anywhere in the world in the United States.
5: The Dominican Republic – The DR has 940,000 nationals living in the U.S., landing it at fifth on our top ten list but 10th on the global list.
6: Guatemala – Coming in at sixth on our list but 11th overall is Guatemala, with 880,000 nationals calling the U.S. home as of 2015.
7: Jamaica – Also making the top 10 list, ranking at 7th is the Caribbean island of Jamaica, with some 710,000 nationals living in the U.S. as of last year. That’s the 14th most immigrants from anywhere in the world.
8: Colombia – At number 8th is the South American nation of Colombia with 690,000 national calling the U.S. home as of 2015; the 15th most of any nation in the world.
9: Haiti – Ninth on the list is Haiti with 600,000 nationals as of last year, the 17th most of any migrants globally.
10: Honduras – rounding out the top 10 list is Honduras with 530,000 people living in the U.S. as of 2015. That’s puts the Central American nation at number 18th on the list of most migrants from around the world living in the U.S., less than both the U.K. and Canada.