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NRI numbers high in US

world Updated: Jul 08, 2010 02:09 IST

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Indians account for the maximum number of the resident non-immigrant population in the United States governmental figures have revealed.

Slightly more than half (53 per cent) of resident non-immigrant were citizens of Asian countries, including India (22%), South Korea (8%), China (7%), Japan (6%), and Taiwan (2%).

The resident non-immigrant population includes temporary workers, students, exchange visitors and diplomats, who were legally admitted for specific and temporary purposes with long stays.