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>> New insight Thursday into America's increasingly diverse population. US Census Bureau data revealing over 13%, or 44.5 million people, in the US are foreign born. The highest percentage since 1910. And here's the surprising part. Most of the new arrivals are from Asia, not from Latin America. Since 2010, 2.6 million people have poured in from Asia, more than double the 1.2 million who came from south of the US border.
Although a majority of the country's total foreign born population is still from Latin America, 50% compared to 31% from Asia. The Census Bureau also found as much as 45% of people arriving in the US are college educated, a much higher number than past years. It all points to changing demographics at a time when the Trump Administration is cracking down on legal and illegal immigration.
>> Every day border agents are keeping drugs, crime, and gangs from entering our country.>> Thursday's data, first reported by the New York Times, also shows immigrants are no longer just gravitating towards major hubs like New York and California to start their new lives. Instead, they're moving into states like North Dakota, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and South Carolina.
And bringing their culture and cuisine with them.