Thursday, September 26, 2019
According to the Census Bureau, the U.S. gained immigrants at the slowest pace in a decade last year, with a net increase of just 200,000, writes Sabrina Tavernise in The New York Times. Such declines were particularly pronounced among people from Latin America and Asia. Declines in immigration are unusual in good economic times. Many experts link the drop to federal policies. “It’s what you would expect if it became more difficult for some immigrants to get to the U.S. and others found the country less welcoming,” said Randy Capps, director of U.S. research for the Migration Policy Institute.