10 Countries that Have the Most Legal and Illegal Immigrants

It is not an easy task to write about countries that have the most legal and illegal immigrants. Now Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about this topic. In these days there are large number of people who don’t live in their birth places. We can see several reasons for it, such as wars, famine, better living opportunities. Many people can choose where to migrate, but others can’t.

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The number of international migrants increased for 41% from the year 2000, going up to 244 million of people who left their homes. Europe is still the place where the biggest number of people movesf to, around 76 million, while Asia is right after, with the number of 75 million migrants. Northern America has around 54 million migrants, while that number in Africa is 21 million, Latin America and the Caribbean 9 million and Oceania with 8 million of international migrants. Regaring to the illegal immigrants we cannot find exact data as these people or their number can’t be mapped, so their numbers are unknown even for the authorities. If you are thinking about migration and you are curious where the most immigrants can be found, it is worth reading Insider Monkey’s article.

We have picked three countries from their list. at first we mention Italy. It is one of the countries that are very attractive to immigrants, both legal and illegal. While the first ones count 9.7% of the population, the number of the latter is much more complex. In 2016 lots of immigrants came from Africa to Italy, almost 15,000. In percentages, is the increase of 43%, compared to 2015 and 38% in comparison to 2014. Generally speaking, the biggest number of illegal immigrants comes to Italy from countries such as Senegal, Gambia, and Nigeria. Believe it or not but there are large numbers of immigrnants in Ukraine, too. More than in Italy. Most of the illegal immigrants come to Ukraine from Africa, especially from Libya, and only the number of immigrants from this country increased up to 1,800 in 2013. Of course, Ukraine is never the last target, but rather the station where the immigrants stop on their way to some other European countries. I think everybody knows why France is popular to immigrants.  The percentage of foreign-born people who live in France is 12.1. On the other side, it has been estimated that the number of illegal immigrants in France goes from 200,000 to 400,000, which is enormous.  The biggest number of those illegal immigrants comes from sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Europe.

For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 countries that have the most legal and illegal immigrants

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