ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated.
Figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 47% of the foreign-born population who arrived in the U.S. from 2010 to 2019 had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
By comparison, 36% of native-born Americans and 31% of the foreign-born population who entered the country in or before 2009 had college degrees or higher.
Experts say immigration from Latin American has been declining for more than a decade.
The number of Asian immigrants has been rising as they filled high-skilled jobs and brought over relatives who also are educated.
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