Among the ways foreign nationals who are nonimmigrants vary is in the nature of their temporary stay in the United States. Some just make brief travels to America. Others reside in the U.S. in a relatively grounded way during their stay. Individuals in this latter group are sometimes called resident nonimmigrants.
A recent report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made estimates as to the size of America’s resident nonimmigrant population. These estimates put this population at over 1.7 million for fiscal year 2014.
The most common type of nonimmigrants in this group were temporary workers and their families, making up around 45 percent of this population. Students and their family members, consisting of almost 40 percent of the resident nonimmigrant population, took the second spot.
Which age group do the most resident nonimmigrants come from? According to the estimates for fiscal year 2014, it is the 25-34 age group. It was estimated that there were 620,000 resident nonimmigrants in this age group. The No. 2 spot was taken by the 18-24 age group, with an estimated total of 530,000.
Now, resident nonimmigrants of different ages can vary considerably in their immigration needs and goals. For one, what the most common purpose for a temporary residential stay in the U.S. is can differ quite a bit between age groups.
This can be seen in the recent DHS estimates. According to these estimates, temporary workers made up the bulk of resident nonimmigrants ages 25-34. Meanwhile, the student classification was the top one among resident nonimmigrants ages 18-24.
The age of such a person could also impact what sort of family immigration issues would be present for them.
Whatever age a person seeking to reside in the U.S. temporarily is, it can be important for them to get immigration guidance tailored to their unique needs and goals. Skilled lawyers can help such individuals with identifying what immigration issues are present for them given their circumstances. They can also go over the options for addressing such issues.