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September 01, 2003

Immigrants less diverse?

I'm on the Center for Immigration Studies e-mail list and just got a bulletin about how immigrants are becoming less diverse. They have a study out on this and I've attached the bullletin below about the publication details & a press briefing that some of you might be curious about.

[FYI: A new report, and a briefing on it Friday, September 5, in
Washington. The report will be on line Friday at www.cis.org, and a
transcript of the briefing will be posted the following week. -- Mark
Krikorian]


IMMIGRANT DIVERSITY DECLINING
Mexico, Latin America Account for Growing Share of Foreign-Born

WASHINGTON (September 2003) -- During the 1990s, America's immigrant
population grew by 11.3 million, faster than at any time in our history, and at the same became significantly less diverse. One country -- Mexico -- and one region -- Spanish-speaking Latin America -- have come to dominate U.S. immigration. This is true not only nationally but also in most of the states.

These findings are from a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, using newly released data from the 2000 Census. The report, entitled "Where
Immigrants Live: An Examination of State Residency by Country of Origin in
1990 and 2000," contains detailed information for the nation as a whole and
for each of the 50 states.

[The report is available to the media on an embargoed basis through
Thursday, September 4. The report is embargoed until midnight, Thursday
night/Friday morning, and may be used for Friday a.m. newspapers. For
an embargoed copy of the report, contact Steven Camarota at (202) 466-8185
or sac@cis.org.]

The Center will host a briefing on the report on Friday, September 5,
at 1:30 p.m., at the National Press Club's Lisagor Room. The author of the
report, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven
Camarota, will discuss the results and their implications. The briefing
is free and open to the public.

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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-profit,
non-partisan think tank which examines the impact of immigration on the
United States.


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Mark Krikorian, executive director
Center for Immigration Studies
1522 K Street N.W., Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 466-8185 fax: (202) 466-8076
msk@cis.org http://www.cis.org
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Posted by razib at 01:38 PM