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English Language Communication- Did you know this about foreign-born people in the US?

Did you know this about foreign-born people in the US? 



For this last installment about interesting facts about people with English as a Second Language, here are data to satisfy your curiosity!

A recent study by the Pew Research Center indicates that Asians have recently passed Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants arriving to the United States.

Figures from the new U.S. Census data indicate a slightly faster pace of growth in the foreign-born population, which increased to 40.8 million, or 13 percent of the U.S.

Last year’s immigration increase of 440,000 people was a reversal of a 2011 dip in the influx, when many Mexicans already in the U.S. opted to return home.

Many of the newer immigrants are higher-skilled workers from Asian countries such as China and India.  Immigrants with bachelor’s degrees or higher rose by more than 4 percent to 9.8 million.

Other notable statistics:

  • Nearly 35% of U.S. physicians are foreign born
  • U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that
    •  28.6% of US non-native born individuals held positions in management, professional, and related occupations
    • 24.6% were in Service occupations (in order of prevalence are food preparation and serving related occupations, personal care and service occupations, and  health care support occupations
    • 20% of Roman Catholic priests working in the USA were born in a different country.  Estimates are that 300 more arrive every year and that the enrollment of foreign born men into U.S. seminaries is increasing yearly.






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