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Surprise! Migration from Latin America to U.S. is declining
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Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight.com has penned a pair of columns that dispel lots of popular myths regarding U.S. immigration.

For example:

–Migration from Latin America, and especially Mexico, is falling and has been overtaken by immigration from Asia.

– The share of U.S. Latinos who were born outside the country is shrinking.

–Last year was the first since the mid-1990s that a majority of the Latino labor force was native-born.

–The U.S. Hispanic population has never been majority foreign-born.

–In 2012, immigrants accounted for less than 36 percent of the Latino population.

–Nearly 68 percent of U.S. Hispanics speak English fluently, up from 59 percent in 2000.

–As immigration from Mexico has been falling, migration from other countries has continued to rise. In the past five years, the number of new immigrants (those in the country less than a year) from China has risen 37 percent, to more than 70,000. Immigration from India and other Asian countries is also increasing, though at a more modest rate.

Read Casselman’s columns in their entirety HERE and HERE.

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