What are the 4 types of immigration? To begin with, let’s look at the four types of immigration status that exist: citizens, residents, non-immigrants and undocumented. The characteristics of each status are explained below.
Who is considered an immigrant in the US? Simply put, an immigrant is a person living in a country other than that of his or her birth. No matter if that person has taken the citizenship of the destination country, served in its military, married a native, or has another status—he or she will forever be an interna- tional migrant.
How do you become an immigrant to the US? In most cases, someone must sponsor you or file an immigrant petition for you. Wait until the petition is approved and a visa is available in your category. Then apply for an immigrant visa. Do this through a U.S. consulate abroad.
Where are most immigrants to US from? Almost 30 percent of immigrants in the United States came from Mexico. Immigrants from the top five countries of origin – Mexico, India, the Philippines, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan), and Vietnam – accounted for 45.3 percent of all of the foreign born in the United States.