The media narrative is ALWAYS of immigrants coming from Mexico or South America….
That was ‘back in the day’….
In a NY Times piece that label’s Asian immigrants as ‘foreign born’ ?
The actual numbers for recent demographic changes in immigration to America
The new figures have the Asia influx at 41%…
The Latin American percentage at 39%….
The Asia immigrants are much more educated….
The number of foreign born/immigrants IN America has INCREASED ….
These numbers from the Census Bureau probably do not fully reflect the efforts of Trump and his trusty assistant Stephen Miller’s efforts to erase Latin immigration to America….or do they?
Have Asian immigrants been deemed acceptable to keep coming to America?
The piece also points to flow of these new immigrants to smaller states….
The Census Bureau’s figures for 2017 confirm a major shift in who is coming to the United States. For years newcomers tended to be from Latin America, but a Brookings Institution analysis of that data shows that 41 percent of the people who said they arrived since 2010 came from Asia. Just 39 percent were from Latin America. About 45 percent were college educated, the analysis found, compared with about 30 percent of those who came between 2000 and 2009.
“This is quite different from what we had thought,” said William H. Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution who conducted the analysis. “We think of immigrants as being low-skilled workers from Latin America, but for recent arrivals that’s much less the case. People from Asia have overtaken people from Latin America.”
The new data was released as the nation’s changing demography has become a flash point in American politics. President Trump, and many Republicans, have sounded alarms about immigration and suggested the government needs to restrict both the number and types of people coming into the country.
Some of the largest gains were in states with the smallest immigrant populations, suggesting that immigrants were spreading out in the country. New York and California, states with large immigrant populations, both had increases of less than six percent since 2010. But foreign-born populations rose by 20 percent in Tennessee, 13 percent in Ohio, 12 percent in South Carolina and 20 percent in Kentucky over the same period.