Asian demography surpasses other minorities
Asian immigrants are also the most educated population of immigrants in American history, says the study. Experts say the trend reveals a slowdown in undocumented immigration as businesses are demanding more higher-skilled workers.
According to former US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, for an economy requiring more advanced skills, Asian-Americans are in quite a good position. Over 6 in 10 adults recentlyarriving from Asia have a bachelor's degree a minimum, double the rate of new non-Asian immigrants.
Ms Chao cautioned that issues for the overseas-born population still exist. The Labor Secretary, who served during eight years with the George W Bush administration as the first female Asian-American cabinet member, said immigrants’ primary concern is to survive in the US and make a living.
That this milestone occurred in 2009 going largely unnoticed surprised many analysts, who attributed it to differences in culture.
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