Sunday, June 23, 2019

Spotlight on Data about Immigrants and Integration in the US

The MPI Spotlight series is an excellent source of reliable reporting and data on immigrants. Two illustrative reports from spring 2019:

Immigrant arrivals to the United States and the makeup of the foreign-born population have been changing in significant ways: Recent immigrants are more likely to be from Asia than from Mexico and the overall immigrant population is growing at a slower rate than before the 2008-09 recession. This useful article collects in one place some of the most sought-after statistics on immigrants in the United States.

The national origins of new arrivals to the United States are shifting, in ways not always fully appreciated. Recent newcomers are more likely to come from Asia, Central America, and Africa, and less likely to be from Mexico. This article offers key demographic information about the 15 immigrant groups that have experienced the largest growth since 2010, including Indians, Chinese, Colombians, Nigerians, and Bangladeshis.

MPI spotlights features postings on specific immigrant groups as well, including in 2019 Korean Immigrants to the United States and Caribbean Immigrants to the United States. An ImmigrationProf post last week highlighted Refugees and Asylees in the United States. A full list of Spotlight reports can be found here.

These MPI reports supplement official government statistics such as the annual DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics and noteworthy NAS Report on Integration of Immigrants in the United States.


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