Thursday, September 19, 2013

Last Year, More Immigrants Came To The US From India Or China Than Hispanic Immigrants

From The Wall Street Journal, "Asian Newcomers Drive Immigration: Larger Net Inflow Suggests U.S. Is Shaking Off Effects of Recession" by Neil Shah:
Behind the latest increase was a jump in the nation's foreign-born Asian population of more than 309,000, well above 2011's 207,000 rise, according to an analysis of the Census data by demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington. The increase in foreign-born Hispanics—47,000 new immigrants in 2012—was relatively modest. More Mexico-born people left the U.S. last year than came in.
The U.S.'s India-born population rose over 111,000 last year, compared with around 76,000 increase a year earlier, according to Mr. Frey's analysis. There were over 61,000 new China-born residents in 2012.

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