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The United States of America is home to the largest number of international migrants in the world. According to the US Census Bureau (2006 American Community Survey), there are 37,547,789 foreign-born persons legally residing in the US, making up 12.5 per cent of the nation's population. Approximately 53 per cent of the foreign-born in the United States hail from Latin America, 25 per cent from Asia, 14 per cent from Europe and 8 per cent from other regions of the world. The United States employs foreign workers through limited guest worker programmes operated by the US Department of Labor. Additionally, the US is home to a large number of irregular migrants (estimated between ten and thirteen million people) who make up a workforce operating without rights or documentation.

CapitalWashington, DC
Population (2015):321.8 million
Area:9,800,000 km sq
Languages :English
Currency:US Dollar (USD)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 54,629
HDI Rank (2014):8 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate estimate):USD 6,879 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):3.1 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):14.5%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):51.0%
Population under 15 (2015):19.0%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Country Office with Resource Mobilization Function
1752 N Street, NW Suite 700
Washington DC 20036

Tel: +1 202 862.1826
Fax: +1 202 862.1879
Email: IOMWashingtonRMF@iom.int