This might surprise you: More Asians immigrating to the US than Latinos
A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that Asians have surpassed Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants arriving to the United States. Researchers also found that the Asian American community, comprised of countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia (including India, a big source of immigrants) is “the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States”.
The survey published on Tuesday echoes findings of a Pew Hispanic Center study published in April which reported that for the first time in decades, the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S. has dropped.
Tighter immigration enforcement coupled with a decrease in demand for low wage work caused by the economic recession has resulted in a drop in immigration to the U.S. by Latinos.