The number of immigrants living in the United States is nearly a third of what people think it is. Image: REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
Anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise across the US and Europe.
In the US, President Donald Trump has unveiled legislation intended to limit immigration to only high-skill workers. And the percentage of immigrants in the US is near an all-time high at 13.5%, according to nonpartisan think tank Migration Policy Institute. But the number of immigrants living in the US is nowhere near as high as people think it is, according to a chart by Deutsche Bank using data from the OECD, the intergovernmental development organization. In fact, it is nearly a third of what people think it is.
The below chart shows the actual and perceived number of immigrants in nine countries.
The US isn't the only nation where the immigrant population is lower than what people perceive it to be. Take a look:
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