Monday, September 28, 2015

Immigration What Ifs

Nearly 59 million immigrants moved to the United States between 1965 and 2015, according to a Pew Research Center report. If those immigrants had not come here, the nation would be far less diverse. Pew calculated the racial and ethnic mix of the nation if immigration had been zero during the past fifty years...

  • Non-Hispanic Whites would be 75% of population rather than the 62% of 2015 
  • Hispanics would be 8% of population rather than the 18% of 2015 
  • Asians would be less than 1% of the population rather than the 6% of 2015

During the next 50 years, continuing immigration will reduce the non-Hispanic White share of the population to 46 percent by 2065, projects Pew. The Hispanic share will grow to 24 percent. The Asian share will rise to 14 percent. By 2065, Asians will be a larger share of the population than Blacks (13 percent).

Source: Pew Research Center, Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065

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