On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama is meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and we can all be certain that immigration will be on the agenda.
Despite living in a “nation of immigrants,” as the old saying goes, Americans are pretty divided in how they feel about newcomers to the US. After a recent decision to make the path to citizenship easier for undocumented immigrants, a Pew poll found that approximately 50 percent of respondents disapproved of the decision, and 46 percent approved.
While much of the hot debate over immigration in the United States centers around its neighbors to the south, the breakdown of US immigrants is actually pretty diverse. There are nearly 41 million immigrants living in the country — and about 11.6 million of them are from Mexico, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
So where else are US immigrants coming from? In 2012, many also came from China, India, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.
Here’s a map that shows how many foreign-born people live in each state:
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