Large Shift in U.S. Immigrant Makeup Projected
October 11, 2011 | Publication | Migration

The percentage of foreign-born U.S. residents with deep roots in the country is rising and will continue to soar in the coming decades, according to a new MacArthur-supported report by the Population Dynamics Research Group at USC. Providing estimates not available in the 2010 Census, the report forecasts that by 2030, 52.6 percent of foreign-born residents will have resided in the U.S. for at least two decades, laying the basis for stronger social, economic and civic ties among the foreign-born population as they assimilate.