Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Census Releases New Data on Immigration to US

Immigration is up 16% over the past five years, and more immigrants are bypassing traditional gateway states like New York and California to settle directly in other parts of the country, reports the New York Times, summarizing new data released yesterday by the Census Bureau. “It’s the continuation of a pattern that we first began to see 10 or 15 years ago,” said Jeff Passel, senior research associate at the Pew Hispanic Center, who has examined the new census data. “But instead of being confined to areas like the Southeast, it’s beginning to spill over into some Midwestern states, like Indiana and Ohio. It’s even moving up into New England.”

Immigrants Swell Numbers Near New York [NY Times]
Census Bureau's American Community Survey [Census Bureau]

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