List from Chapter 6

COUNTRIES FROM WHICH THE MOST IMMIGRANTS CAME TO THE UNITED STATES (1991-2000)

Mexico, by far, was the origination point for more immigrants to the U.S. than any other country between 1991 and 2000. The Pacific Rim contributed many immigrants (especially to the West Coast) as well as the Caribbean (mainly to the East Coast).

COUNTRY

1. Mexico
2. China*
3. Philippines
4. India
5. Dominican Republic
6. Vietnam
7. El Salvador
8. Canada
9. Haiti
10. Cuba
IMMIGRANTS TO U.S.
FROM 1991 TO 2000
2,249,421
525,893
503,945
363,060
335,251
286,145
213,539
191,987
179,644
169,322

* Includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service, 2001, based on immigrants admitted (legally) for permanent residence.

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