50,000 Indians Get US Citizenship in 2017, Only 2nd to Mexico

4,000 more than 2016: official report

New Delhi, Oct., 19, 2018: As many Indians dream of acquiring US citizenship amid Trump administration’s tough rules, the percentage of country natives who obtained US naturalisation during 2017 has increased by 10%. A total of 50,802 Indians became US citizen, just second to Mexico, which saw a 14% growth in the same year.

Over 50,000 Indians were granted the American citizenship in 2017, four thousand more than the previous year, according to a latest official report.

The Department of Homeland Security, in its latest annual immigration report, said that in 2017, as many as 50,802 Indians took citizenship of the United States.

This is four thousand more than 2016’s figure of 46,188 cases, and eight thousand more than 2015’s figure of 42,213 cases.

In all, 7,07,265 foreign nationals took the oath of American citizenship in 2017, as against 7,53,060 in 2016 and 730,259 in 2015.

Mexico, with 1,18,559 citizenships topped the list among all foreign nationals.

India was a distant second, followed by China (37,674); the Philippines (36,828); Dominican Republic (29,734) and Cuba (25,961).

According to a report in The Times of India, the largest numeric increase in naturalisation occurred among immigrants born in Mexico (increase of 15,009, or 14%), India (4,614, 10%) and China (1,880, 5%).

More females

Figures indicated that more females (3,96,234) took American citizenship than males (3,10,987).

The report indicated that as many as 12,000 newly naturalised American citizens from India settled in California, followed by New Jersey (5,900), and Texas (3,700).

More than 7,100 naturalised Americans lived in the regions of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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