You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


How American immigrants change the rest of the world

What we’re ignoring in the great debate over our borders

The World Bank estimates that in 2011, immigrants living in America were responsible for $120 billion in remittances flowing to their home countries. The size of the circles below reflect the amount of remittances in billions, with the top 10 recipients highlights.
{{"$" + Math.round(i.UnitedStates/10) + " million"}}

SOURCES: World Bank IMP Balance of Payments Statistics database and data releases from central banks, national statistics agencies

Alvin Chang / Globe Staff

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of