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The Immigration Quiz

Challenge your perceptions of immigration with this multiple choice quiz.


1. What percentage of the world's immigrants come to the United States?

  1. Over 35%

  2. 22%

  3. 15%

  4. less than 2%

2. In 1900, the U.S. population was 15% foreign born. In 2000, the foreign-born percentage of the population is:

  1. 1.4%

  2. 9.7%

  3. 17.6%

  4. 22.3%

3. About 60% of all undocumented immigrants enter the country legally and then overstay their visas. What percent of undocumented immigrants cross the southern border of the U.S.?

  1. 90%

  2. 75%

  3. 40%

  4. 15%

4. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) efforts to deter immigration at the border and at other checkpoints have:

  1. Received $3.8 billion in funding, a 153% increase in the past five years

  2. Hired 1,000 additional border patrol agents

  3. Increased the number of border patrol agents by 99% in the past five years

  4. All of the above

5. The total population of the United States is more than 226 million people. According to INS estimates, how many immigrants (documented and undocumented) enter the United States every year?

  1. 75.3 million

  2. 46.8 million

  3. 12.5 million

  4. 1.2 million

6. Before 1996, approximately 5% of immigrants used public benefits, a figure equivalent to usage by U.S.born citizens. Recent legislation reduces total government spending on welfare by $53.4 billion. What percentage of these cuts came from eliminating benefits to immigrants?

  1. 95%

  2. 44%

  3. 20%

  4. 1%
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