Immigration News Blog
Monday, September 17, 2007
Immigrant nation – new census data from 2006Immigrant nation – new census data from 2006
By Peter Rousmaniere
As reported 9/12 in the Washington Post, Nearly one in five people living in the United States speaks a language at home other than English, according to new Census data that illustrate the wide-ranging effects of immigration. California led the nation in immigrants, at 27 percent of the state's population, and in people who spoke a foreign language at home, at 43 percent. In this 2006 census version called the annual American Community Survey, there were 37.5 million foreign born in the U.S.
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