Fox News Latino, 9/21/12
Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The calculations show that last year in the United States the number of foreign-born residents totaled 40.4 million, equivalent to 13 percent of the total population.
But the increase of 400,000 immigrants was the smallest number in a decade and the proportion of Latin Americans within that group fell from 54 percent of immigrants in 2010 to 52.6 percent last year, at the same time that the proportion of immigrants from Asia and Africa rose.
A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that the largest immigration flow in history from a single country – Mexico – to the United States has ended and the flow of Mexicans may well have reversed.