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India and China bring more highly skilled immigrants to the U.S.

ID-100178687 (1)According to the U.S. Census Bureau research made public in May, Mexico is no longer the top country of origin for immigrants in the U.S. The ranking is now led by China, with 147.000 newly arrived in 2013, followed by India, with 129.000. For the U.S. economy, this means a larger influx of highly skilled immigrants. Both China and India have growing economies, which reflects in affording to pay for education, sometimes abroad. For example, most of those who arrived from these two countries in the last three or four years and are 25 or older have at least a bachelor’s degree and even higher.

This trend is noticeable even in Texas, a state known for its high share of Mexican immigrants. Since 2005, the number of Indians has more than doubled, and the number of incomers from China is more than five times bigger. They have built strong communities, with numerous facilities for their co-nationals, such as worship centers, traditional restaurants and grocery stores.

Specialists say that in the years to come, Asians will become a larger and larger share of the U.S. foreign-born population.

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