INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN THE AMERICAS: Third Report of the Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI) 2015
Organization of American States (OAS), OECD
234 pages :: pdf – http://www.oas.org/docs/publications/SICREMI-2015-ENGLISH.pdf
Overview from press release
In the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, international migration increased by 17% between 2010 and 2013. At this rate of increase, the level of immigration flows would double in four years, according to the Third Report of the Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas – (SICREMI 2015), jointly produced by the OAS, 20 of its member countries and the OECD, with technical support from the Multilateral Investment Fund of the IDB.
The report also highlights:
:: The growing immigration in Latin America and the Caribbean is essentially due to increasing intra-regional migration.
:: The level of authorized migration increased 60 percent between 2010 and 2013, mostly in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
:: Large increases in immigrant populations occurred mostly within the same region or from neighboring regions.
:: The United States is the main country of residence of the migrants of the region, with the following exceptions: for Nicaraguans, Costa Rica is the main country of residence; for Bolivians, Chileans, Paraguayans, and Uruguayans, it is Argentina; for Colombians, Venezuela; for Argentines, Spain; for Surinamese, the Netherlands, and for U.S. citizens, Mexico.
:: In the Caribbean, 64% of immigrants come from the region itself.
:: In relation to their population, Argentina, Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica have levels of permanent authorized migration higher than that of the US.
:: In Brazil, Canada, Cuba and the United States the majority of immigrants come from outside the hemisphere.
:: In Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, the majority of migrants come from a single neighboring country.
:: In the Southern Cone, permits based on international agreements have had a notable effect on migration.
:: Migration to Spain from the Americas in 2013 was 86,000 people, one-fourth of its highest level in 2007, when it reached 344,000.