These Are the Top Destinations for International Migrants in the Past Decade

It has been over half a century since the US became the foremost destination for hopeful migrants in 1970, with migrants increasing from 12 million to 50 million in that time period. This represents a 400% increase, with over 10 million migrants coming from Mexico, 2.7 million from India, 2.18 million from China, a little over 2 million from the Philippines, and 1.4 million from the nation of El Salvador.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, the US is not the only country that people from around the world decide to migrate to. Back in 2000, Russia was the second most popular nation receiving around 11.9 million migrants. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Russia has now dropped to fourth place with its total migrant count decreasing to 11.6 million.

Meanwhile, Germany has seen quite a massive influx of migrants with all things having been considered and taken into account. It has increased from 9 million in 2000 to 15.9 million in 2020, with 2.1 million coming from Poland, 1.8 million from Turkey, just under 1.2 million from Russia, 1.1 million from Kazakhstan and 700,000 from Syria.

Saudi Arabia has also become a considerably more popular nation for migrants to flock to, climbing several places to reach the third spot with 13.5 migrants. Great Britain has also seen its migrant population increase to 9.4 million by 2020, and the UAE and France also joined the list with 8.7 million and 8.5 million respectively.

Some countries like India and Ukraine which received 6.4 million and 5.5 million migrants respectively in 2000 have completely dropped off the charts. This just goes to show that other nations can always come to the fore, and that the presence of strong migration in a given time period does not necessarily mean that it will stay the same for the foreseeable future. Of course, the US is still the most popular destination of all, with its migrant count increasing from 39 million to 50 million between 2000 and 2020.

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