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Between 2010 and 2017 the population of Indian -American has grown by 38%: Report

Between 2010 and 2017 the population of Indian -American has grown by 38%: Report
According to the recent study conducted by South Asian advocacy it is found that the number of Indian-origin people in America has increased by 38 percent in seven years from 2010 and 2017.

In 2017, the total population of Indian-Americans with multiple ethnicities was noted as 44, 02,362, which were up by 38 per cent from 31, 83,063 in 2010, said South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) in its snapshot. While there are at least 630,000 Indians who are not documented, a 72 per cent hike since 2010. According to SAALT, since 1997, more than 1.7 million dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders have received H-4 visas. In 2017, 136,000 individuals received H-4 status. Nearly 86 per cent of H-4 visa holders are from South Asian countries. In 2016, almost 250,000 Indians stayed their Visa therefore becoming undocumented.

As per SAALT, until Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from other countries are concerned, there are 1300 from Pakisthan, 470 from Bangladesh, 120 from Lankan and 60 from Nepal.

Since 2017, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has retained 3013 South Asians seeking asylum in the US over the last 10 years. As per the Current Population Survey (CPS), 49.9 per cent of voting-age, Asian American citizens cast a ballot in 2016. While the population of Asian American voters in the last 10 years has almost doubled from about 2 million voters in 2001 to 5 million voters in 2016.
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