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« "This is the hell that we have forced upon the Iraqi people." (Joe) | Main | Does Any of This Matter? »

October 16, 2006

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There is one difference though. Last century's new immigrants were mostly from Europe. Today they are most likely to be from Central and South America or Asia.

more than one

here are two more

1) one large and consistent wave are united by a common language (i.e., spanish)

2) the current wave is bimodal in its skillset, e.g., the latinos tend to be far lower and the asians (and residual europeans) tend to be somewhat higher than the american median. the 19th century waves was nation of peasants (50% of americans lived on family farms in 1900) greeted by immigrants of peasants

Here is the projection for Texas in anothere 40 years or so, by which time the US population is expected to hit the 400 million mark.
The Texas profile is supposed to mirror the national trend.

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