Samstag, 28. März 2009

US Emigration

While on the subject of migration flows, I looked up the relevant US statistics. Funnily, there is lots of data on US immigration, mostly compiled by the Department of Homeland Security. But for some reason, there is no data at all for emigration.

Apparently, the US is of the view that the poor huddled masses will come to its shores. But once they have arrived, they will never again think of leaving...

(There are some scientific studies trying to estimate emigration numbers, though, and they put long-term average emigration of legal residents in the 300-400,000 p.a. ballpark. This compares to 1.0-1.2 m immigrants being given PR status in recent years).

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