Central American Immigrants in the United States

Central American Immigrants in the United States

Allison O’Conner, Jeanne Batalova, & Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute (August 15, 2019)

Increasing arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border of migrants and asylum seekers from Central America in 2018 and 2019 significantly tested the capacity of the U.S. immigration system. Nearly half of the approximately 3.5 million Central American immigrants residing in the United States as of 2017 came before 2000.

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