Increasing Indian Population in America’s Melting Pot
The United States praises having Indians immigrate to the country because of their high-skill set. However, most recent studies have shown that India is the fourth largest source of unauthorized migrants to America right behind Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala. Although India is the fourth largest, it is the fastest-growing source.
India Is the Fastest-Growing Source of New Illegal Immigrants to the U.S.
Indians have been known to be one of the best-educated and best-paid groups of immigrants in the United States. This is mainly because a large part of the giant global desk diaspora is located in the US which tends to consist of coders, doctors, engineers, executives and other highly skilled workers in America on a work visa. Indian citizens are some of the top high-skilled workers here in the U.S. with a H-1B visa. They account for 70% of the H-1B visa holders approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. India is also the second largest country sourcing international students to the United States with close to 103,000 Indian-born students enrolled in the United States. Within the last three years that has been a growing number of lesser qualified Indians staying in America illegally. This number has been growing so rapidly it has surpassed the number of new illegal Mexico-born immigrants in the country.
The number of illegal Mexicans in the United States has always been known to be quite high. There are ten times more undocumented Mexicans in the United States than Indians but most of them arrived in America more than a decade ago. The number has been slowing down while the number of undocumented Indians have been escalating.
Although currently India is the fourth largest source of illegal immigrants in America after Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, it is the largest source coming from Asia. The United States especially under Donald Trump and his administration, have been highly concerned about the number of illegal immigrants. Experts say that the number of illegal immigrants have actually been declining for many years. A recent Pew Research Center report said “The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million in 2014 – has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession, as the number from Mexico declined the total from other regions of the world increased,”. The report is referring to immigrants from Asia, being led by India. In 2014, India sent about 136,000 people both legal and illegal to America.
The number of Indian immigrants have been so high because of the magnitude of Indian families migrating to America together. Approximately 48 percent of Indians living in the United States were admitted through family relationships within America. For Indian families living in America, the quality of life has extremely increased. Many immigrants agree that America is a country where hard work and dedication will pay off. There are also so many opportunities if families are willing to learn new things and put in the needed effort. Lastly, Indian families appreciate life in America because is very fulfilling for all modern life necessities in order to succeed in today’s society.
How Can I Migrate from India to the US, legally?
If you are currently living in India and want to migrate to America there are many various options of immigration programs available for you. The process of applying to immigrate to America from India can be very long and challenging. Hiring a qualified immigration law firm who can connect an Indian immigrant with someone who speaks one of the languages of India can help an applicant better understand the requirements and provide the proper documentation. If you are applying for the first time, you will need someone who can help you prepare the application properly. Or, as an Indian, if your initial application to immigrate to America is denied, you will need to have someone who is very knowledgeable about immigration law and about the specific details of your application in order to file an appeal on your behalf.
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