Indians top non-immigrant population in the US

People from India account for the maximum number of the resident non-immigrant population in the United States, latest governmental figures have revealed.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 11:13 AM IST

Washington: People from India account for
the maximum number of the resident non-immigrant population in
the United States, latest governmental figures have revealed.

Of the total number of 1.83 million resident
non-immigrants in the US in the year 2008, as many as 400,000
were from India, followed by 150,000 from Canada and 140,000
from South Korea, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
said.

Slightly more than half (53 per cent) of resident
non-immigrant were citizens of Asian countries, including
India (22 per cent), South Korea (8 per cent), China (7 per
cent), Japan (6 per cent), and Taiwan (2 per cent), DHS said
in its report based on the figures available till September
2008.

Europe and North America comprised another 17 per cent
each, lead by Canada (8 per cent) and Mexico (7 per cent). The
five leading countries accounted for over 50 per cent of the
total, it said.

The resident non-immigrant population includes
temporary workers, students, exchange visitors and diplomats,
who were legally admitted for specific and temporary purposes
with long stays.

Continent-wise Asia tops the list with 970,000,
followed by Europe (320,000), North America (310,000) and
South America (100,000).

Temporary workers and families accounted for majority
with 51 per cent (930,000), followed by students and families
(590,000), exchange visitors and families (240,000) and
diplomats, other representatives and families (70,000).

California has the maximum number of resident
non-immigrants among all the States at 280,000; followed by
New York 210,000 and Texas 140,000.

Those in the age group of 25-34 constituted 710,000.
The 18-24 age group came second with 470,000, followed
by the 35-44 group with 290,000, under 18 with 190,000, 45-54
with 120,000 and 55 and older with 50,000.

PTI