Asians are now the largest group of new immigrants to the United States surpassing Hispanic new arrivals, according to a Pew Research Center report. The switchover has been in place since at least 2009, according to the Pew Research Center, and is primarily the result of plunging immigration from Mexico, the birthplace of more U.S. immigrants than any other country, reported The Washington Post.
This year, Pew said more Mexicans may be leaving the United States than arriving for the first time since the Great Depression, due to weakness in the U.S. job market, a rise in deportation and a decline in Mexico’s birthrate.
The report The Rise of Asian Americans highlights that nearly three-quarters (74%) of AsianAmerican adults were born abroad; of these, about half say they speak English very well and half say they don’t.
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to the comprehensive nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center. Asians are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success,