Chart of the day: voluntary legal immigration to the USA

From the website Insightfulinteraction.com, a chart displaying “People obtaining lawful permanent resident status by region or selected country of last residence: 1820 – 2015.”  The graphic is interactive at the source, so it is better viewed there.

See the chokepoint during the great depression where immigration slows to its lowest level before resuming. You can also see how the demographics shift over time, with Italy and Ireland and Germany almost entirely vanishing and Mexico and Asian countries showing up strong in more recent times.

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