With permanent and temporary immigration on the rise since 2010, the migratory flow in Uruguay registered an increase of 68% in the period covered by this report (2010 to 2013). At the same time, the stock of immigrants has decreased. While in 2010, Uruguay had 80,000 people born abroad, by 2013 it was home to 74,000 immigrants, … Read more


Peru has some of the lowest levels of immigration in the Americas relative to its population, with fewer than 1,500 permanent immigrants in 2012 and less than half this number of temporary immigrants. However, the observed change in the foreign-born population over the past decade is much larger than the number of new registered immigrants, suggesting … Read more


Immigration in Guatemala has more than doubled since 2010. By 2013, Guatemala received the entry of more than a thousand permanent immigrants and double that number of temporary immigrants. The foreign-born population – with 73 thousand people – represented only 0.5% of the total population of Guatemala in 2013, the same proportion observed in 2000. … Read more


Summary of the history of international migration The ethnic composition of the Jamaican population is linked to the nation’s socio-economic history and has deep roots in slavery and colonization. The first inhabitants were the aborigines of America (Arawaks and Tainos). However, with the arrival of the Spanish in 1494, the native population was sharply reduced. In 1655, the … Read more

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has had a negative net migration rate in recent decades. For the year 2013, the number of permanent and temporary immigrants who arrived in the Dominican Republic reached just over 4,000 people, while in 2012, more than 70,000 Dominicans went to reside outside the country. The foreign-born population represented 3.9% of the total … Read more


Colombia has been a largely emigration country, with negative net migration rates since at least the 1980s and with a foreign-born population of less than 0.5 percentage points of the total population. Recently, since 2010, the country has attracted a growing flow of immigrants, with the number of entries doubling between 2010-2013, reaching a total of … Read more


Total immigrant entries into the United States for authorized permanent residents in fiscal year 2013 was 990,600 people, 5% lower than the 2010 level. Family immigration accounted for two-thirds (649,600) of this total, while 161,000 immigrants (16%) were for work purposes, an increase of 9% compared to 2010. The visa diversity program granted another 50,000 … Read more


While Mexico is still characterized by high levels of emigration, and in the last two decades also increasingly as a transit country for migrants to the United States, immigration has increased significantly in recent years. In 2013, Mexico received more than 60,700 permanent immigrants, almost three times more than the average of the previous three years. Although … Read more


In 2013, Brazil received around 128,000 permanent and temporary immigrants, most of them temporary (more than 80% of the total). Brazil has one of the smallest rates of permanent immigration in the Americas, and as is the case with Colombia, Cuba, and Honduras, they have one of the smallest immigrant populations relative to the total … Read more


Canada welcomed 259,000 new permanent residents in 2013, the equivalent of about 0.7% of the resident population and close to the average since 2005. Over the past decade, the role of net migration in Canadian population growth was twofold. times more important than the natural increase. Canada sets annual goals for permanent resident arrivals and … Read more