Asians Pass Latinos as the Largest Wave of New Migrants to US

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According to a study released by the Pew Research Center today, Asians have passed Latinos as the largest wave of new immigrants to this country. The number of Asians in the U.S. quadrupled between 1980 and 2010 to about 18 million, or 6 percent of the total population.

Researchers say the new numbers reflect both a slow-down in illegal immigration and the demands many companies are making for higher-skilled workers. Joining us is Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University and the new incoming dean at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.