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Asian Immigrants To U.S. Now Surpass Hispanics

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"For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.

An expansive study by the Pew Research Center details what it describes as "the rise of Asian-Americans," a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology...".* Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, and former prosecutor Steve Oh discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Hope Yen via AP/The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/asian-immigrants-surpass-hispanics_n_1608437.html

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