Over the past 30 years, 160,000 people have obtained U.S. green cards
Observe the actual situation of Chinese immigration to the United States. If you want to remove water, the most accurate data It should be the number of Chinese who have obtained permanent residency (green cards) in the United States. This is the real immigration data.
According to the statistics of the US Department of Homeland Security, from 1980 to 1990, the number of Chinese (including Hong Kong residents) who obtained US green cards was 283,029.
From 1990 to 1999, the number of Chinese people who obtained US green cards was 458,952.
From 2000 to 2010, the number of Chinese people who obtained US green cards was 720,157.
From 2011 to 2012, the number of Chinese people who obtained US green cards was 168,800.
Thus, from 1980 to 2012, the number of Chinese who obtained green cards in the United States totaled 1,630,938. This is the actual data of Chinese immigration to the United States in the 30 years since China’s reform and opening up.
If you get a US green card, if you do not become a US citizen, you will still be a Chinese citizen. Therefore, the number of Chinese who have immigrated to the United States has become American citizenship is another indicator for observing the Chinese immigrating to the United States.
According to the statistics of the US Immigration Service, as of 2000, a total of 71,599 Chinese citizens (including those born in Hong Kong) had obtained US green cards and became American citizens.
According to statistics from the US Department of Homeland Security, from 2001 to 2010, a total of 328,981 million Chinese citizens became American citizens, an average of more than 30,000 per year.
Combining the above two sets of data, as of 2010, a total of 405,580 Chinese who have immigrated to the United States have become American citizens. If compared with the number of more than 1.6 million Chinese citizens who have obtained green cards in the United States, The proportion of Chinese people who have become American citizens is not too high.
Why do Chinese choose to immigrate to the United States
As the main trend of Chinese immigrants, the "quality of education" is still high net worth The main reason for population migration is "environmental pollution". "Food safety" has emerged this year and has become the third main reason for overseas migration of high-net-worth individuals. Exceeds the "medical level" and "social welfare" that were more concerned in the past. In addition, unlike previous years, "asset security" has also become a factor that cannot be ignored for high-net-worth immigrants. Although there are variables in US policy, the world's best educational resources and extremely favorable entrepreneurial platforms are all attractive to the world.
The Chinese global asset allocation continues to increase their holdings
Since 2018, more and more high-net-worth individuals have expressed "overseas "Deposits", "overseas real estate", and "overseas trusts" will be the most important means of overseas financial investment. The United States is still the country where the respondents have invested the most in financial products overseas.
Chinese have the most employment in the three major fields
In the United States, what occupations are Chinese immigrants from mainland China engaged in? What is their economic status? These are all interesting topics.
First, let’s take a look at the work situation of Chinese Americans. According to a study by scholars from the University of Maryland, American Chinese have the largest number of employment in the three major fields. First, in management and professional fields, the proportion of employed persons is 53.4%. Second, in the field of sales and office clerks, the proportion of employed persons is 20.8%. Third, serviceIn the field of industry, the proportion of employed persons is 15.4%.
If subdivided, the industries that Chinese are engaged in in the United States are mainly concentrated in four areas, and the employees in these four areas account for 60.9% of the Chinese labor force.
The industries with the largest number of Chinese employees in the United States are education services (such as various extracurricular tutoring classes, SAT exam review classes, Chinese education, etc.), medical health and social assistance services (such as home ownership agencies, immigration services, etc.) ), employees accounted for 19.9%.
The arts, entertainment, tourism services, hotels and catering industries ranked second, with 15% of employees. Among them, the catering industry is still one of the pillar industries for the survival of Chinese immigrants in the United States. Chinese restaurants in major metropolitan cities in the United States have become a symbol of Chinese culture.
Ranked third is the manufacturing industry, with 13.5% of employees.
Ranked fourth are more professional occupations, science and management industries, with 13.3% of employees.
In addition, the industries with more Chinese employees include: wholesale and retail, with 12.7% of employees; financial and real estate, with 8.6% of employees; and the communications industry, with 3.2% of employees.
From the perspective of occupational categories, 52.2% of Chinese people are engaged in professional fields, management and related fields, and the proportion of the population is more than half. This is consistent with the statistics that the Chinese population is mostly highly educated. The average proportion of professionals and managers in the United States is 31.6%, which is less than one-third of the total population.
What occupations do mainland immigrants do in the United States?
So, what occupations do mainland Chinese immigrants do in the United States?
According to statistics from the Census Bureau, the industry with the highest employment rate of Chinese immigrants in the United States is the service industry. The proportion of male immigrants is 20.2% and the proportion of female immigrants is 19.6%.
14.4% of male immigrants are employed in management, business and finance industries, and the proportion of female immigrants employed in the above-mentioned industries is 17.2%.
The proportion of male immigrants employed in science and engineering is 13.7%, and the proportion of female immigrants is 8.1%.
The proportion of male immigrants employed in the information technology industry is 11.1%, and the proportion of female immigrants is 6.8%. The proportion of male immigrants employed in education, training, media and entertainment industries is 7.1%, and the proportion of female immigrants is 8.8%.
The doctor profession is one of the most popular professions for immigrants from Taiwan, China. 4.2% of Taiwanese immigrants work as doctors. Among immigrants from mainland China, the proportion of doctors is not very high. However, many female immigrants enter the nursery industry, and some female immigrants are employed in other types of healthcare industries. Return to Sohu to see more
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