Afrom the U.S. Census Bureau reveals some shifts in patterns of immigration to the United States, especially in where newcomers are coming from and choosing to live.
Of the 40 million foreign-born residents of the United States last year, 17 percent were “newly arrived,” which means they came between 2005 and 2010. And while the traditional gateway states of California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Texas still have the most foreign-born residents, recent immigrants have scattered to a wider range of states.
Since 2008, a smaller percentage of newcomers are coming from Latin America and the Caribbean, while the percentage is rising for immigrants from China and India.
A version of this article appeared in the December 15, 2011 edition of Education Week as Immigration Trends