Do You Know ?
The African countries with the highest numbers of immigrants obtaining legal permanent residency in 2002 were Nigeria and Ethiopia.
In 2002, 8,129 immigrants from Nigeria obtained permanent resident status, followed by Ethiopia with 7,574, Egypt with 4,875, Somalia with 4,537, and Ghana with 4,256, according to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics.
There are over 1 million African foreign born in the United States.
According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (see related article), there were 1.0 million African foreign born residing in the United States in 2002.
The African foreign born make up 3 percent of the total foreign-born population.
Of the 33.0 million foreign born in the United States in 2002, 1.0 million or 3 percent were from Africa.
The largest group of African foreign born in the United States, by region of Africa, is made up of people from Western Africa.
Of the 1.0 million African foreign born, 35 percent were from Western Africa, followed by 26 percent from Eastern Africa, 20 percent from Northern Africa, 7 percent from Southern Africa, and less than 3 percent from Middle Africa, according to the 2002 American Community Survey (see Table 1 and Box 1).
Only one in every three African immigrants is a naturalized citizen.
According to the US Census Bureau, 34 percent of all African foreign born were naturalized citizens in 2002, while 66 percent were non-citizens..
Effects of Immigration on the Santa Clara County and California economies
- 593, 683 total immigrants live in Santa Clara County.
In 1990 immigrants made up:
- 25% of total Silicon Valley's Work Force
- 30% of high tech workers
- 32% of Scientists & Engineers in high-tech
SELECTED SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS
- JDS Uniphase
- Sanmina Corp.
- SunMicro Systems
READ FULL REPORT
U.S. House of
Call Votes 111th
2nd Session (2010)
U.S. SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES 111TH CONGRESS - 2ND SESSION (2010)
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERMENT