The Dominican population grows in New York

The Office of Immigration of the Mayor (MOIA) presented its first annual report, “MOIA’S 2017 Annual Report: State of Our Immigrant City” and details that in New York there are 3.1 million immigrants, of which 560,000 are undocumented.

It also indicates that one million of these immigrants live in mixed-status homes, making the city the most inclusive city in the United States.

Since the last census (2010), the population of the Metropolis has grown by 400 thousand people, from 8.2 million to 8.6 million inhabitants and the increase reports tens of thousands of new immigrants from the Dominican Republic, China and Bangladesh.

Currently it is estimated at 850,000 Creoles living in the city, being the Bronx where they reside, in a dispensation, and in Upper Manhattan they are more concentrated.

The figures are derived from official estimates, pending the next census in 2020.

“When you look at all the counties in the state of NY you discover that there is only a small number that is really growing,” said Joseph Salvo of the Department of Urban Planning.

NYC is the most populated city in the country, the tenth in the world and the second in America, behind Mexico City, it was reported.

The demographic figures are used to determine the amount of federal funds the city receives from Washington for health care and education services, as well as for urban, police, and transportation planning.

“Immigrant communities are an essential part of our city and we have worked diligently to protect and strengthen this heritage,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“While others try to develop horrible impulses that cast a shadow over the history of our country, we know that some three million immigrants living in NYC, provide strength, dynamism and help shape the future of the city,” says the mayor.

Article originally published in elnacional.com.do by Ramón Mercedes.



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