Study: Asians to Surpass Latinos as Largest Immigrant Group in U.S.

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Immigrants from 30 countries take part in a naturalization ceremony earlier this month at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Asians are likely to surpass Latinos as the nation’s largest immigrant group shortly after the middle of the century as the wave of new arrivals from Latin America slows but trans-Pacific migration continues apace, according to a new study of census data.

The surge of immigration that has reshaped the American population over the last half century will transform the country for several decades to come, the projections indicate. Immigrants and their children are likely to make up 88% of the country’s population growth over the next 50 years, according to the study by the Pew Research Center, which has tracked the effects of immigration on the country’s population for the last several decades.

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