The Mexican-American Boom: Births Overtake Immigration
Births have overtaken immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth in the U.S. Hispanic population, especially among the largest of all Hispanic groups — Mexican-Americans.
U.S. Hispanics by Country of Origin
Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin or descent remain the nation’s three largest Hispanic country-of-origin groups, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Despite their No. 1 status, Mexicans are not the dominant Hispanic origin group in many of the nation’s metropolitan areas.
Is Sotomayor the Court’s First Hispanic?
A look at how the government defines who is what origin-wise.
Mexican Immigrants in the United States, 2008
A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. More than half (55%) are unauthorized.
Between Here and There: How Attached Do Latino Immigrants Remain to Their Native Country?
Most maintain some kind of connection to their native country, but only one-in-ten can be considered to be highly attached.
A Slower Flow from Mexico?
While short-term changes in immigration flows are difficult to measure, several indicators suggest a possible slackening in migration across the U.S. border since mid-2006.
Cubans in the United States
A minority within a minority, Cuban-Americans are older, better educated and have a higher level of income than other Hispanics in this country. They also lean more toward the Republican Party.