Economy January 5, 2016 | 11:05 am

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US is home to some 1.8M Dominicans, former president says

Santo Domingo.- Around 1.8 million people of Dominican descentare currently living in the United States, according to the analysis by the PewResearch Center, an institution dedicated to social research.

Former president LeonelFernandez, quoting the analysis, on Monday said the figures include Dominicans bornin the Dominican Republic and have the status of United States immigrants, orthose born on American soil, but whose ancestors are of Dominican origin.

“Dominicans are thefifth largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, afterMexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Salvadorans,” the former chief executivesaid, noteing that the Dominican population has grown more than 300 percent,from 517,000 in 1990 to 1.8 million today.

“In 1990, for example,the number of Dominican immigrants in the United States was 382,977 people. Tenyears later, in 2000, it had increased by 86 percent to reach 710,200. But by2013 it had experienced new growth of 85 percent to reach the figure of 982,000inhabitants,” Fernandez said, quoted by

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