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Foreign Lands

We crunch the numbers on where Canada and the United States stand in terms of their immigrant populations.

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25 February, 2014

Canada and the United States “share a common demographic heritage. Apart from their native peoples, these two countries have been populated exclusively by immigrants and the descendants of immigrants,” writes Constantine Passaris in his essay on North American Immigration reform. In the graphic below, we crunch the numbers on where the two countries stand in terms of their foreign-born populations.


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