Skip to comments.Asian immigrants surpass Hispanics as largest wave in America (2012)
Posted on 02/05/2014 8:35:47 PM PST by dennisw
Asians have taken over Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
According to CNN, the report showed that in 2010, 36 percent of new immigrants to America were Asians, compared to 31 percent who were Hispanic. A decade ago, those numbers were 19 percent Asians and 59 percent Hispanics.
The numbers have pushed the population of individuals of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million, also making Asians the fastest-growing racial group in the country, according to The New York Times.
According to the study, Asian immigration has increased, but the gap widened more because of the sharp decline in Hispanic immigration.
Of illegal immigrants in the US, 11 percent are Asian while 75 percent are Hispanic, according to government data and the report's own polling, said Reuters.
Pew also suggested that more Mexicans, the largest group of immigrants currently in America, may be leaving the US than arriving, due to the poor job market, a rise in deportation and a decline in Mexico's birthrate, said The Washington Post.
The 18 million Asians in the US make up 6 percent of the country's population and more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan, said The Post. Hispanics in America number 52 million, or 17 percent of the population.
"A century ago, most Asian-Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination," said the study, according to The Times. "Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines."
The report comes at a time when immigration is once again at the forefront of the political landscape with President Barack Obama announcing that some children who were brought to America as illegal immigrants could be spared from deportation.
These Asian immigrants are much more likely to vote Republican than all those Hispanics and that will be good.
bring on the smart hard working immigrants!
Are they counting middle easterners too as “Asians” like Britain does?
the article says
“more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan”
so I would assume not.
The Hispanics will have someone to work for. I would imagine Asians are more likely to stay here too.
Asians are not much more Republican than Hispanics.
Some Asians support gun control and Bloomberg’s and Pelosi’s police state that keeps them safe from black crime.
Especially when you include the whole continent. You got certain groups like Filipinos, Hmong and others that would be hardcore democrat. Schafly even had a poll that Koreans support Obamacare.
People assume all hardworking people will swing towards Republicans. White ethnics voted Democrat for 50 years well up until Nixon and Reagan. That was in a time of assimilation and lowered immigration between 1924 and 1972.
There are a MASSIVE number of visa overstayers who are Asian. By far the majority. 40% of all illegals overstayed a visa purposely. The media plays this WAY down, in order to make most people think those opposing amnesty are racist against Hispanics.
One assumes that this report deals only with legal immigrants subject to enumeration.
No. In British parlance these would be called East Asians hailing from east of India.
some are engineers and cancer researchers. Others are peasants. They all work hard, but one thing Chinese know is how to game the system. Its part of growing up in a collectivist, communist state. Our local Chinese grocery store owner lives in the back of his store works 14 hour days, while having his wife and kids collect welfare.
75 percent of illegal aliens are Hispanic. This is the group which will benefit disproportionately from Amnesty. The politicians who call pro-enforcement Americans racist are the real racists, pandering to one demographic with promises of Amnesty.
AMEN. I have worked with many Asian co-workers, and I can say that for the most part they are very hardworking, and intelligent. This is a great trend.
>> undocumented Hispanics
Their documents are in their country - where they should be. Reunite them with their documents by deporting them.
bingo, also Muslim pakistanis
>>>the article says
more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan
so I would assume not.<<<
What about the rest “less than two”?
i see a lot of muslim pakistanis
No, it includes those from India as well - a significant proportion, in fact.
Historically, the US Census had put ‘East Indian’ as ‘Caucasian’ until it was changed to ‘Asian Indian’ in more recent times (70s?). So, many studies and surveys that categorise ‘Asian’ also included Subcontinental Indians.
In my experience, they are 95% Democrat. The Democrats operate exactly like the corrupt authoritarian regimes many Asian immigrants come from - offering a spoils system and promotions in return for loyalty to the Boss. They naturally take to affirmative action and government education. They are told whites outside the major cities are racists and nativists, and they believe without the protection of urban Democrats they would become victims.
They are mostly social conservatives, but they cannot conceive of an existence without a strong central government, and thus do not become Republican in any great numbers.
i see a lot of muslim pakistani>>>>>>>>>>
Immigration of Bangladeshi and Indian Muslims is very big. Legal and illegal.
Well that is certainly discouraging as I thought more Asians would vote GOP.
If that is the case, we now need to stop immigration from from both Latin American and Asia or at least make it so they will not become voting citizens.
Asians vote democrat...sorry to burst your bubble....
Asians vote Democrat for precisely the same reason (and in similar proportions) as Jews do (vote Democrat, that is).
They all view Republicans as how Leftist caricatures portray.
plus Asian girls are usually smoking hot :)
That fact has been pointed out to me and I just can’t understand why Asians who typically work very hard and have strong Pro Family Values would vote Democratic.
“A century ago, most Asian-Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination,” said the study, according to The Times. “Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines.”
Cultural Work Ethic vs. thinking they are owed something?????
We need to drastically reduce legal immigration period.
Sorry - that is completely wrong.
As more and more Asians register and vote, their votes move further and further to the Left.
Hispanics - 73% Clinton
Asians - 44% Clinton
Hispanics - 71% Obama
Asians (highest turn out ever) - 73% Obama
Simple fact - new immigrant citizens vote 80% for the Democrat Party.
The luckiest people in human history.
They get to come to most advanced civilization the world has ever known, and they had nothing to do with it.
They just got on a jet and showed up.
Better yet, they have more rights then the descendants of the nations founders, simply because they are foreign.
Talk about undeserved riches.
The other day I had to sit through an explanation of why Chinese Communism wasn’t so bad, and how it probably wouldn’t last.
Tell it to the 60 million dead who tried to resist.
So we are letting in the children of the Maoist True Believers. The mobs who committed the Atrocity known as The Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. They’re the ones who survived: their children benefitted from their murderous hate. They get to come to America....and be celebrated as some sort of Noble class.
This is the legacy of the Kennedy’s in 1965, Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb in 1969, and the ghastly final act of the Warren Court in 1973: Roe v. Wade.
You and I lived it all. I see nothing to celebrate in its outcome. It’s a triumph of the Left, the only successful war ever conducted against the Americans.
>>>In my experience, they are 95% Democrat. The Democrats operate exactly like the corrupt authoritarian regimes many Asian immigrants come from - offering a spoils system and promotions in return for loyalty to the Boss. <<<
Not to mention their system of values might be superior to of the other minorities, but still non-American in nature.
I had a Chinese women tell me how all the Chinese that come to America are seen as the losers and those unable to make it in China right now. Most of the young and well to do in China are doing very well but if you get out of step career wise and miss your chance there or don’t have the right connections then the USA is seen as the consolation life direction. This person was a very hard working and intelligent women who was definitely left wing. After spending some time with them and educating her on politics and history she might be no longer on the left. She was very unhappy with the future prognosis of America and kinda in denial.
Are they Christian?
You are mistaken about Filipinos.
According to a Pew Research poll released just before the 2012 election, Filipinos vote Republican more than any other Asian group.
But that news is still not good - only 45% of Filipinos vote for Republicans.
The most Socialistic Asian group is a complete shock to most people - Asian Indians voted more than 90% for Obama.
I have often heard the Asian ladys at work comment about how there is no place like America. They have all come from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia. They and their families KNOW what communism forces the individual to do and condemns it to suffer and what freedom has to to give and offer.
Yep, very much the case in our area of the country. They probably equate the GOP to war-mongering individuals. Heck if I know the reasons why the mainly vote DEM.
In 2012, for the first time ever, non-Hispanic white babies were less than 50% of all USA newborns.
It’s important to remember that fact each time someone tells you the “youth” vote is heavily Democrat.
White youth still vote more than 50% Republican.
But there are fewer and fewer white youth each year.
At this point in history that attitude would make sense; but its recent.
It may be that Chinese growth ends up curtailing emigration. They always sold Free Trade as doing that.
But it remains to be seen. Chinese culture has never valued consumption. So they may never have anything but an export economy, and eventually will slip back into economic stasis when production is cheaper elsewhere.
It doesn’t matter either way: they could lose 200 million of their populace and all it would do is relieve some social pressure.
But for us, it would mean that our country would be predominantly Chinese.
Isn’t it interesting that they come here, and not Latin America?
If they were the energetic self starters we are led to believe they are, wouldn’t that be where you would go to really make a difference?
But they don’t.
Too bad this “Immigrant” chose to break our laws.
Too bad this man, refuses to be a Man and own up to what he did and correct the problem/his criminal action and deport himself.
I wonder how much free stuff he stole from the American Taxpayer by illegally accessing Social Services?
He’s nothing but an irresponsible, immoral thief who should be ashamed of his actions, but instead, we’re supposed to feel sorry for him.
Chinese go everywhere and succeed (often in the face of officially sanctioned discrimination, such as in Malaysia). They are among the most economically successful minorities in disparate cultures.
Won’t it be wonderful?
Brazil with nukes.
Funny how I knew you were going to waste bandwidth with your Liberal apologetics!
So move to China, Jimmy. Live among the Successful.
Leave all the slovenly WASPs behind.
I find it funny that Republicans are all on board for H1B visas that hurt middle class suburban voters they are chasing.
It also implies they don’t want poor Hispanic immigrants. They only want Asians on H1B visas.
The H1B visa hurts there message with white and Hispanic voters.
Only Jeff Sessions and Steve King opposed H1B visa increase.
Learn to read; better yet, to comprehend.
Motor-mouthing is for perennial idiots. Don’t be one.
Have the good sense to take your own advice.
Note that I didn’t post to you.
Take that as a hint.
What is a white ethnic?
“That fact has been pointed out to me and I just cant understand why Asians who typically work very hard and have strong Pro Family Values would vote Democratic.”
The first generation is generally apolitical. The kids go to university so they learn to be liberal or act like it.
Also, they do come from a different civilization that is non-Christian, filled with superstition, does not have a reverence for life and is not individualistic.
For example, quite modern sophisticated people are literally scared of ghosts and burn paper money to appease them and won’t move in or move out of a house in ghost month.
You’re on a public forum. If a poster didn’t want his/her/its comment responded to by other than the person it was initially addressed to, the poster would use the private messaging feature, unless the said poster has the affliction of the condition mentioned in my prior post.