Meet 5 Countries With the Highest Level of Immigration in The Last Years

We know for sure that traveling for pleasure is fun, but going abroad to start a new life in another country, it’s a whole new level. There’s a lot of reasons for people to make the decision of immigration, however, for right or wrong, once the choice is made, you have to be aware of all that concerns to this new country you’re going to.

That’s why, if you’re thinking about moving abroad, we want you to meet five countries with the highest level of immigration in the world.  

United States of America

According to Migration Policy Institute, from 2010 to 2017, the number of international migrants were more than 5,593,000, covering the 15,3% of the total population in the country.

US News, USA received 1,183,000 permanent migrants in 2016. But, by 2015, accepted 69,620 refugees.

Because of the new executive orders and decisions made by President Donald Trump to change the immigration policy, numbers have been altered from those days onward. 

One of these decisions is the plan to build a wall in the border between México and USA.

México is the top country on sending immigrants to North America.

Photography: Internet

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia goes in the second place with a figure of 12,185,000 migrants, from the same period of seven years.

With a population of 32,938,000, immigrants share a 37,0% of total citizenry.


The European country received 12,165,000 migrators, in this period of seven years, accepting, just in 2016, 1,051,000, increasing 53% from 2015, based on OECD data, and as US News collected.

Most immigrants arrived from Romania, Syria, Poland, and Bulgaria. But, alongside, the asylum applications in 2017, around 200,000, came from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Eritrea.   

For 2017, migrant population cover 14,8% of 82,114,000 people in the entire country.

Russian Federation

11,652,000 immigrants were the number until 2017, to complete 8,1% of 143,990,000.

Datos macro, stood out that feminine migration was over the masculine, with 50,91% against 49,08%, for 2015, respectively.   

Ucrania, Kazajistan y Uzbekistan are the countries that sent more immigrants to Russia.

Photography: Internet

United Kingdom

By 2016, U.K. accepted 350,000 permanent migrants. In 2017, the total figure for the last seven years was of 8,842,000, 13,4% of 66,182,000.

Most of them came from Romania, following by India, China, and Poland.

33,320 people were asking for asylum in this country.

However, the European state has been apart from the migrant crisis, unlike the rest of Europe.

The cause is for being separated by the English channel.

Other countries listing with most immigration are France, Canada, Australia, Spain, Italy, India, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, among others.

Despite the several reasons a person or an entire family has to migrate, for UN, population movement is a positive issue for the economy of the countries.  


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