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Immigrants Stay in U.S. Rather Than Return to Weaker Economies

CHICAGO - JUNE 14: Residents walk past a paleta vendor along 26th Street in the predominantly Mexican Little Village neighborhood June 14, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the U.S. census Hispanics accounted for approximately half of the national population growth between July 1, 2003 and July 1, 2004 now accounting for one-seventh of the population.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO - JUNE 14: Residents walk past a paleta vendor along 26th Street in the predominantly Mexican Little Village neighborhood June 14, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the U.S. census Hispanics accounted for approximately half of the national population growth between July 1, 2003 and July 1, 2004 now accounting for one-seventh of the population. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  (2005 Getty Images)

Latin American immigrants come to the United States with a strong connection to their home countries, but they are increasingly deciding to stay in the U.S. rather than return home – and a new report says the economy is to blame.

A report released by the United Nations on Thursday says that the fragile state of the economy in Latin American countries is keeping immigrants in the U.S.

According to the report, only 10 percent of immigrants plan on returning to their home countries.

It was commissioned by the International Organization for Migration and looked at various Latin American countries around the world.

The Associated Press contributed to this report, which was translated by Fox News Latino.

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