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ALGERIA SERBIA & MONTENEGRO BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA FORMER YUGOSLAVIA RUSSIA UKRAINE MOLDOVA FRANCE GERMANY NETHERLANDS BELGIUM CZECH REPUBLIC ESTONIA HUNGARY LATVIA LITHUANIA LUXEMBOURG ROMANIA SLOVAKIA SLOVENIA DENMARK POLAND UNITED KINGDOM ITALY AUSTRIA GREECE 13.0* 11.3 4.1 10.9 15.2 2.7 0.9 12.0 3.7 8.8 11.6 16.4 11.1 11.0 15.6 6.6 32.2 7.3 INDIA TURKEY IRAQ FINLAND SWEDEN 0.8 4.0 13.8% total foreign- born, 2009 Top source country of non-EU foreign-born ALBANIA Many immigrants to western Europe gain entrance using laws that allow family reunification. The Netherlands has proposed making that process more stringent. Germany recruited some half-million guest workers from Turkey in the 1960s; many stayed and brought their families but haven't assimilated. After the U.S.S.R. col- lapsed and Soviet repub- lics gained independence in 1991, millions emi- grated, often westward, seeking jobs and proxim- ity to their home nations.