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Portuguese inflow into the US grew 17% in 2016
There were just over 1,000 Portuguese who, in 2016, entered the United States of America, according to data from the US Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, this US agency counted more than one million foreigners in the United States (1,183,505), with the Portuguese representing 0.1% of that value. +

The variation in the number of Portuguese inflow into the United States throughout this century has, in general, accompanied the variations of total immigration in that country. After an abrupt fall in the values of both series following the events of September 11th, 2001, visible from 2003, there was a more pronounced recovery in total immigration than in the Portuguese entries. The maximum value of the series occurred in 2001, with the entry of 1,601 Portuguese, and the minimum in 2010, with the entry of 755. In 2016, Portuguese emigration to the United States increased by 17%, surpassing again for the first time since 2007 , the thousand entries. Despite this rise, Portuguese emigration to the United States has declined, both as a percentage of total Portuguese emigration (1%) and, above all, as a percentage of total US immigrants (0.1%).





Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2018), “Portuguese inflow into the US grew 17% in 2016”, Observatório da Emigração


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