Immigration is the act of moving from one's home country to another nation with the intention of settling there permanently. Immigrants may or may not become citizens of their new countries of residence. In the United States, immigrants may become naturalized citizens or remain legally as permanent or conditional residents. People in the country without permission are considered undocumented immigrants. Tourists, foreign students, and others who visit or reside in a country temporarily are not considered immigrants.
According to the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (DESA) International Migration 2020 report, 51 million immigrants were living in the United States—nearly one-fifth of the total number of immigrants globally and the most immigrants of any nation. The American...Read more