It doubled to 536,000 in 1990 and nearly doubled again to 989,000 in 2000. This comment doesn't address the key question - why do people emigrate to the US?
It's clear that, as has been the case historically, that people have come to the US in search of mainly economic opportunity.
interesting, but maybe coincidental effects that might not work everywhere.
I’m interested enough that I tried to find the data on aid given to countries and the number of migrants coming into the United States.
While it is not clear what I have two questions:1: Does foreign aid to Central America and Southern Mexico reduce migrant flows to the United States?
2: How is this effect measured, and is there a dispute about its effectiveness? However, please note that the mods will not remove comments reported for lack of neutrality or poor sources.Maybe using this data we can get an estimate for the number of people from these countries coming and going.This data is the in people from these countries in the United States, year over year, not the number just coming in. Migration Flow (2007-2015)I don't know if any of this is useful in answering this question because of the many factors that determine migration flow.You had the pre-Korean War few, the post-Korean War refugees and 'war brides,/ and then the Third Wave which started in 1965 and later - which has increased over the years even as economic development of South Korea increased dramatically.The same is with China where 299,000 immigrants were in the US in 1980 near the start of their economic reforms.European immigration has halted in recent years because Europe has caught up economically to the US, and in many aspects of quality of life actually exceed US standards.Countries like Korea on the other hand have less than half the GDP per capita of the US.Thanks, The NP Mod Team The idea being that by improving the living conditions of many countries, their development reaches a point where you actually give them the means and mechanisms to emigrate from their countries.Off the top of my head, a couple examples would be the waves of Korean immigration to the US.This phenomenon is not unique to non-Western countries, one has to keep in mind that the US is majority white because white people most of all chose to emigrate from western Europe to America.Ignoring such facts and instead focusing on non-white immigration paints a rather ludicrous portrait of the American immigration experience.