This should NOT looked at as something new….
Since the first people discovered this place?
Groups of people have come to settle here….
It IS the American way….
But there ARE some in this country who ARE very afraid of the newest wave of Americans…
Asian-Americans have become the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S., and the growth is happening fastest in the South, according to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data, a policy research program at the University of California, Riverside.
The South is the new destination for Asian immigrants.
Karthick Ramakrishnan, AAPI Data
The growing Asian population in the South includes transplants from other regions of the U.S. and immigrants from Asia, with job opportunities and a lower cost of living drawing people to the region, according to demographers.
“The South is the new destination for Asian immigrants,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, the founder of AAPI Data.
In Georgia, for example, the number of Asian-Americans grew 136 percent from 2000 to 2016, and now accounts for 4 percent of the total population. The number of Asian-Americans in Virginia grew 113 percent in the same period.
The effects of the population growth are vast. In areas where Asian-American communities have been firmly established, experts say Asian-Americans have slowly gained the potential to affect school curriculums and influence elections.
Asians are also the only ethnic group in the U.S. with more members born outside the country than inside it, according to AAPI Data, with most Asian immigrants coming in on either employment-based visas or family-based visas. This leads to diverse Asian-American communities, with distinct challenges in navigating majority-white areas and gaining political influence…..
image….U.S. AP Photo/Morry Gash