More than 13 million permanent residents have been living in the United States since January 1, 2011, according to a report released this month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report indicates that most of these individuals obtained their permanent residency after 2000 and that approximately 8.5 million of them are eligible to naturalize.
25.4% of permanent residents are born in Mexico. This is followed by 4.5% from China, 4.5% from the Philippines and 4% from India. Of the other Latin American countries, 3.6% are from the Dominican Republic, 3.1% from Cuba, 2.5% from El Salvador, 1.8% from Colombia, 1.4% from Guatemala, and 1.1% from Peru.
Most of these new residents live in California (25.9%), New York (12.4%), Texas (9.8%), Florida (9.7%), New Jersey (4.6%), Illinois (4.2%), Massachusetts (2.5%), Virginia (2.1%), Washington (2.1%), Arizona (1.9%), and the remaining 25% in other states.
In the following chart from DHS, you can see the total number of permanent residents, the countries of origin and how many people are eligible to become citizens of each country.
Nearly 4 million permanent residents of Latino origin are eligible for U.S. citizenship