Asians Are Now America’s Biggest Group of Immigrants

Asian immigration went up slightly over the past few years while Hispanic immigration has been greatly reduced due to a sharp decline in birthrate in Mexico, a poor economy in the United States, and increased border patrol.

Under this pressure, Hispanic immigration dropped 31 percent from 2007 to 2010, while Asian immigration increased about 10 percent.

Thirty-six percent of all new immigrants or about 430,000 Asians moved to the United States—both legally and illegally—compared with 370,000 Hispanics or 31 percent of new arrivals. Only three years earlier the ratio was reversed.

The study relied on data from the Census Bureau and telephone surveys.

Among Asians 25 years and older, 49 percent hold a college degree, compared with 28 percent of all people in that age range in the United States. They also make more money. The median household income among Asians is $66,000 versus the $49,800 for an average American.

To read more about the new immigration patterns, please read the full article in the New York Times. You can read it here.

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