The net increase in the amount of immigrants in the U.S. for 2018 was 200,000, the lowest growth since 2008. The number also represents a 70% drop compared to 2017. An expert called the change “remarkable” and cited Trump administration policies as the cause, since a sharp drop in the immigration is rare when the economy is doing well. The decrease is likely a mix of restricting some people from immigrating to the U.S. and others deciding not to immigrate because of the “unwelcoming” environment. 

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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