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Over 50,000 Indians took US citizenship in 2017

The Department of Homeland Security in its latest annual immigration report said that in 2017, as many as 50,802 Indians took citizenship of the United States.

us, donald trump, us elections, us elections 2018, foreign meddling, russian hacking, us intelligence, world news, indian express newsFILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Over 50,000 Indians were granted the American citizenship in 2017, four thousand more than the previous year, according to the latest official report. The Department of Homeland Security in its latest annual immigration report said that in 2017, as many as 50,802 Indians took citizenship of the United States.

This is four thousand more than 2016’s figure of 46,188 Indian naturalisations and eight thousand more than 42,213 Indian citizenship in 2015.

In all, 707,265 foreign nationals took the oath of American citizenship in 2017, as against 753,060 in 2016 and 730,259 in 2015

Mexico with 118,559 citizenships topped the list among all foreign nationals.

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India was a distant second, followed by China (37,674); the Philippines (36,828); Dominican Republic (29,734); Cuba (25,961).

Figures indicated that more females (396,234) took American citizenship than male (310,987).

The report indicates that as many as 12,000 newly naturalised American citizens from India settled in California, followed by New Jersey (5,900), and Texas about 3,700.

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More than 7,100 naturalised Americans lived in the regions of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

First published on: 19-10-2018 at 07:45 IST
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