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Three percent of the world population in 2000 were born in a territory different to where they now live: one hundred and seventy-four million people have moved to a new territory. The United States receives the highest number of international immigrants (people born in another territory and no longer resident there), however Andorra has highest proportion of immigrants living within its borders. Four out of every five people in Andorra are international immigrants. In the Philippines and Guyana, territories experiencing some of the lowest immigration, only one person in every 500 is an international immigrant.

"I will do anything in Spain, any job at all. I don't intend to go back with empty pockets. I would look like less than an ant." Simon Fortu, 2005

The territory size shows the number of international immigrants that live there.


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