While presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the Republican polls advocating for the construction of a wall between Mexico and the United States, a new Pew Research Center poll shows that Mexican immigration is actually decreasing while Asian immigration is growing more quickly.
The report shows that since 2007, the U.S. has seen more immigration from Asian countries such as China and India than it has seen from Latin America. By 2065, Asians will make up 16 percent of the population, according to Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center. While the Hispanic population is projected to still be larger than the Asian population in 2065, Asian immigration will continue to grow more quickly. Passel said Mexican immigration has been decreasing since 2007 while Asian immigration has been increasing steadily over the last 40 years. Passel said he projects the two will intersect by 2065. Continue reading “New Report Says Growing Asian Immigrant Population”