Friday, October 23

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Pew Research: Immigration to U.S. Is Slowing
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Pew Research: Immigration to U.S. Is Slowing

At the 50-year mark, the Pew Research Center has produced a 100-year history and projection of U.S. immigration, beginning with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act and ending 50 years from now in 2065. The U.S. foreign-born population has gone from less than 10 million people 50 years ago to nearly 45 million people today and is projected to continue to rise sharply in the next 50 years to 78 million people. Hispanics as a share of the nation's foreign-born grew from 14 percent in 1965 to 48 percent in 2005. Their proportion is now falling, even as the proportion of Asians rises. In 2055, Pew projects that 36 percent of the nation's foreign-born will be Asian and 34 percent Hispanic. The number of new immigrants coming to the U.S. peaked at eight million arriving from 2000 throu...