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some statistics about immigration

There are numerous ways to consider how many immigrants are in a country so lets look as some of them. First, we have to decide whether we are considering immigrant inflows bounded by a time period or immigrants in totality. Immigrant inflows refer to how many immigrants move to a country in a given time frame.

This 2012 Forbes article looks at the inflow of immigrants by year. And in terms of annual inflow (how many immigrants come to a country each year) the US is #1 with about a million immigrants moving to the US each year.

However, as the same article points out, given the size of the us, it's not all that surprising that more immigrants should come to the US each year. If we consider annual immigrant inflows relative to the size of the populationthe US ranks #22. That same million annual immigrants entering the US account for a mere 0.4% of the population.

The Forbes article goes on to consider the totality of immigrants (foreign-born) in the country relative to the size o…

film festival at Wagner College

This looks like a wonderful event. The Film and Media Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

What: 5 nights of films from different countries, revolving around the theme of immigration, exile and displacement
When: October 17th - 21st, 7pm nightly
Where: Manzulli Board Room and Spiro 4

Prior to each screening, students in Modern Languages will be hosting a $1.00 popcorn sale.  All proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)