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New arrivals

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The demographic composition of legal immigrants changed little from 1996 through 1998. Most immigrants to the U.S. are from North American countries, but those from Asia total 219,696.

Number of % of Country immigrants in '98 total

Mexico 131,575 19.0%

China 36,884 5.6

India 36,482 5.5

Philippines 34,466 5.2

Dominican Republic 20,387 3.1

Vietnam 17,649 2.7

Cuba 17,375 2.6

Jamaica 15,146 2.3

El Salvador 14,590 2.2

Korea 14,268 2.2

Haiti 13,449 2.0

Pakistan 13,094 2.0

Colombia 11,836 1.8

Russia 11,529 1.7

Canada 10,190 1.5

Peru 10,154 1.5

U.K. 9,011 1.4

Bangladesh 8,621 1.3

Poland 8,469 1.3

Iran 7,883 1.2

Subtotal: 443,058 67.1

Other 217,419 32.9

Total: 660,477 100%

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