Hardly! Only 15% of last year’s immigrants were born in
In total, 37% of the new immigrants are Asian while 31% are from
And most of the new immigrants settled in
Not even close! The top destinations were
Most new immigrants are women (54.6%), a percentage greater than that of the native-born population (51%). Almost 58% of the new immigrants are married as opposed to only 39% of the native-born population.
The median age of immigrants is lower (31 years) than that of the native-born population (35 years).
And do any of the statistics tell us why the line for employment-based (EB) immigrants is becoming so backlogged? Yes, the annual quota for EB immigrants deceased from 162,704 in 2008 to 140,000 in 2009. Now, that’s something that Congress may want to look into.
Oh, I know what you are asking yourself: Where did Shusterman get all of these numbers, probably from the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, right?
Good guess, but wrong.
They came from a report issued this spring by the United States Department of Homeland Security!