Global migration is no small-scale issue. If all of the world’s…

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Global migration is no small-scale issue. If all of the world’s international migrants (people living in a country that is different from their country or territory of birth) lived in a single country, it would be the world’s fifth largest, with around 244 million people. The number and shares of people leaving and entering countries is different for each country of the world. Here are five facts about how the U.S. compares with the rest of the world’s countries on migration.1. By a wide margin, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world.2. The U.S.-Mexico migration corridor is the world’s largest. 3. Compared with other countries receiving immigrants, the share of the U.S. population that is foreign born is modest. 4. The U.S. immigrant population is not as diverse in origin as those of other countries.5. The U.S. has a lower number of emigrants – those who have left – than 19 other countries, including many with much smaller populations.5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration

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