Immigration shift in US shows India, China outpacing Mexico
US Census Bureau research shows immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the US.
The shift has been building for more than a decade and experts say it’s bringing more highly skilled immigrants here.
Some Republican presidential candidates have proposed a heavier focus on employment-based migration, which could accelerate traditionally slow changes to the country’s ever-evolving face of immigration.
Siddharth Jaganath (SID’-ahrth JAG’-uh-nath) is an example of the new trend in immigration.
He came to the US to earn his master’s degree at Southern Methodist University. Instead of returning to India, he built a new life in the US and is a manager at a communications technology company.