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2 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2012 - 8:57PM #1
arielg
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NEW ASIAN IMMIGRANTS TO UNITED STATES NOW SURPASS HISPANICS



 


— For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.


An expansive study by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan research center, details what it describes as "the rise of Asian-Americans," a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology.


"Too often the policy debates on immigration fixate on just one part — illegal immigration," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political science professor at the University of California-Riverside and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "U.S. immigration is more diverse and broader than that, with policy that needs to focus also on high-skilled workers."


"With net migration from Mexico now at zero, the role of Asian-Americans has become more important," he said.


About 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all new immigrants, arrived in the U.S. in 2010, according to the latest census data. That’s compared to about 370,000, or 31 percent, who were Hispanic.


The Pew analysis, released Tuesday, said the tipping point for Asian immigrants likely occurred during 2009 as illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico sharply declined due to increased immigration enforcement and a dwindling supply of low-wage work in the weak U.S. economy. Many Mexicans already in the U.S. have also been heading back to their country, putting recent net migration at a standstill.


As recently as 2007, about 390,000 of new immigrants to the U.S. were Asian, compared to 540,000 who were Hispanic.


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The Pew study also revealed wide variations among Asian subgroups in poverty, employment and education, which sometimes belied their typecast as a "model minority." For instance:


—Poverty: As a whole, Asian-Americans had a poverty rate in 2010 of 11.9 percent, lower than the 12.8 percent for the general U.S. population. By country of origin, however, Koreans, Vietnamese and Chinese were more likely than the average American to live in poverty, at rates of 14 percent or more.


—Education: The share of Asian-Americans who hold at least a bachelor’s degree surpasses the national average, 49 percent to 28 percent. Vietnamese, however, fell below the national average at 26 percent. People from India were most likely to have a college degree, at 70 percent.


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2 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2012 - 11:12PM #2
Erey
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Interesting.  I know for a long time now both my husband and I have been working with plenty of asians in the technology fields. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 2:13AM #3
CharikIeia
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They're also over-represented at the university level, both student and staff.


For America as a global player, as a hub of innovation & economic powerhouse, this is a good development. And I guess at least since Gran Torino even a good portion of conservatives think so.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 9:27AM #4
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Jul 11, 2012 -- 8:57PM, arielg wrote:


NEW ASIAN IMMIGRANTS TO UNITED STATES NOW SURPASS HISPANICS



 


— For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.


An expansive study by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan research center, details what it describes as "the rise of Asian-Americans," a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology.


"Too often the policy debates on immigration fixate on just one part — illegal immigration," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political science professor at the University of California-Riverside and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "U.S. immigration is more diverse and broader than that, with policy that needs to focus also on high-skilled workers."


"With net migration from Mexico now at zero, the role of Asian-Americans has become more important," he said.


About 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all new immigrants, arrived in the U.S. in 2010, according to the latest census data. That’s compared to about 370,000, or 31 percent, who were Hispanic.


The Pew analysis, released Tuesday, said the tipping point for Asian immigrants likely occurred during 2009 as illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico sharply declined due to increased immigration enforcement and a dwindling supply of low-wage work in the weak U.S. economy. Many Mexicans already in the U.S. have also been heading back to their country, putting recent net migration at a standstill.


As recently as 2007, about 390,000 of new immigrants to the U.S. were Asian, compared to 540,000 who were Hispanic.


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The Pew study also revealed wide variations among Asian subgroups in poverty, employment and education, which sometimes belied their typecast as a "model minority." For instance:


—Poverty: As a whole, Asian-Americans had a poverty rate in 2010 of 11.9 percent, lower than the 12.8 percent for the general U.S. population. By country of origin, however, Koreans, Vietnamese and Chinese were more likely than the average American to live in poverty, at rates of 14 percent or more.


—Education: The share of Asian-Americans who hold at least a bachelor’s degree surpasses the national average, 49 percent to 28 percent. Vietnamese, however, fell below the national average at 26 percent. People from India were most likely to have a college degree, at 70 percent.


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>>>>>>>>> In this century the community with educated young people will flurish. Unless rest of America catches up with education, it will start new social issues.


President Obama stresses over education and his life shows why it is so important.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 3:13PM #5
mytmouse57
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How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 3:26PM #6
NATAS
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink




I heard about this on the Tonight show.  


Jay Leno joked that now Americans have two things to worry about. 


They have to worry about the Mexican immigrants who take the jobs that Americans don't want to do and now the Asian immigrants who are taking the jobs that Americans aren't smart enough to do.   Wink




 

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 3:30PM #7
mytmouse57
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:26PM, NATAS wrote:


Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink




I heard about this on the Tonight show.  


Jay Leno joked that now Americans have two things to worry about. 


They have to worry about the Mexican immigrants who take the jobs that Americans don't want to do and now the Asian immigrants who are taking the jobs that Americans aren't smart enough to do.   Wink




 





LOL...sounds about right.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 3:52PM #8
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink






Probably not long.


I read an opinion recently someplace about Asians being "today's Jews."  That is: they insist that their children become educated, work hard, and get good jobs.  Now, as then, this is  going to be perceived as a threat to a certain breed of American yahoo.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 3:54PM #9
mytmouse57
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:52PM, TemplarS wrote:


Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink






Probably not long.


I read an opinion recently someplace about Asians being "today's Jews."  That is: they insist that their children become educated, work hard, and get good jobs.  Now, as then, this is  going to be perceived as a threat to a certain breed of American yahoo.




Well, right now, the "American Yahoo" seems obsessed with "Moos-lims" and, to a lesser degree, them brown-skinned people a-sneakin' across the Rio Grande. 


But, you could be correct. The Boogeyman needs a reboot from time to time. After all, it used to be "uppity darkies," or them damned bog-Irish. 


So, sure, why not shift the focus to Asians?


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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 4:10PM #10
arielg
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


How long before we start hearing about the "Asian threat" to America? Wink




Haven't you heard of the "yellow peril"?  That's been around since the 19th century, when lots of Chinese started emigrating to Western countries.

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