China Immigration to U.S. Overtakes Mexico
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 66 , Segment 2
Episode: Immigration, Brain Health, The End Game, Preschool
- May 19, 2015 9:00 pm
- 9:52 mins
Guest: Eric Jensen, statistician and demographer at the US Census Bureau Which country do you suppose sends the most immigrants to the United States? If you guessed Mexico, it's a good one. That has long been true. But as of 2013, Mexico ceded the top spot to China, which is now the leading country of origin for immigrants coming to America. A recent report by US Census Bureau demographer Eric Jensen found of the 1.2 million people who immigrated to the US in 2013, 147,000 came from China. That's 20,000 more than came from either Mexico or India, which are tied for the number two spot.