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Diversity and Inclusion

Who Are Immigrants?

  • Currently there are 41 million immigrants in the United States.statue of liberty
  • While there are immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, the majority (77%) are here legally. Immigrants fall into four categories:
    • United States Citizen (Naturalized Citizen - a person who was not born in the U.S., but went through the Naturalization process)

    • Lawful Permanent Visitor (person who has a Green Card - he or she are able to work here, but are not eligible for many Federal of State benefits)

    • Temporary Visitor (person who a Visa - he or she is able to live here for a specific purpose, like going to college, working or visiting family. Visas have an expiration date, and if the Visa holder wants to remain in the U.S., he or she must renew it)

    • Undocumented Immigrant (person who does not have a Green Card or a current Visa)

  • Where do immigrants come from? (image below courtesy of Pew Research Ctr.)

    Top 5 countries of birth for immigrants in the U.S. in 2018, in millions.

Sullivan University Library Resources - Immigration

U.S. Immigration Made Easy
Migrating to Prison
Documenting the Undocumented

Immigrantion Information and Links