US has highest percentage of immigrants in 93 years

US has highest percentage of immigrants in 93 yearsNew York Post – by Chris Perez

The United States has returned to its melting-pot glory days — it is now home to 41.3 million legal and illegal immigrants, the highest percentage in 93 years, according to a new report released Thursday.

Census Bureau data has revealed that one in six adults currently residing in the US were not born here, the Center for Immigration Studies reports.  

Despite the general population rising a little over 20 percent, both legal and illegal immigrants now account for 13 percent of the country’s population.

The number of immigrants jumped by 1.4 million between 2010 and 2013 — and 10.2 million since 2000, according to the American Community Survey.

Most of the immigrants who fled to the US over the past three years didn’t come from countries in Latin America, as many would expect, but instead flocked from Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

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