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It is easy to see why sending countries don’t want the US (and other Western countries for that matter) to stop taking their people. Those countries receive hundreds of billions of dollars in remittances from Western countries every year.


According to a recent Pew Research report, records from The World Bank show that migrants residing in the U.S. sent a staggering $138,165,000,000 (USD) to family members in their home countries in 2016 alone. To name the top three countries that received the most in remittances, funds flowed out of the U.S. in the amounts of $1,754,000,000 to Mexico, $655,000,000 to Canada, and $459,000,000 to the United Kingdom.

The World Bank collected data on those countries that do track sent and received funds and used a statistical model to estimate the how much was exchanged from country to country.


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Washington, DC, United States

United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.