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Old Posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:58 PM
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Originally Posted by saffronleaf View Post
Immigration policy. We have a points system and we speak English. Lots of educated Asians have some knowledge of English and try to immigrate to developed English-speaking countries.

The US has uniform per-country limits. This means there is a cap that applies to how many immigrants can come from any country, and that cap is uniform regardless of the population of that country.

This means that Peru is subject to the same cap that India is, even though India has a greater population than the entire New World. Same with China. As a result, it's pretty challenging for Indians and Chinese to immigrate to the US. They then look to places like Canada, Australia and NZ.
True that the US has caps per country to make sure that the immigrants are evenly spread between countries of origin.

However, the actual stats are that the immigration is not really much more spread out between source countries than for Canada. Immigration from the largest source, Mexico, outnumbers the next several countries on the list. In Canada, while the largest three sources are all Asian (Philippines, India, China, in various order that have switched around in the last decade or so) for the past few years (plus the Syrians within the last two years), no immigrant source country makes up more than 10%.

Plus, the US has a larger share of family reunification immigrants than Canada, so if anything that would tend to concentrate immigrants among source countries (since you get families sponsoring those from the same country).
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