Asian Americans are now the fastest growing immigrants group which took over Latinos in recent years. In one of the report from the Pew Research Center, Economy of the US is completely depending upon the highly skilled workers. Asian Americans are the best educated and highest income group.
“These aren’t the poor, tired, huddled masses that Emma Lazarus described in that inscription on the Statue of Liberty,” said Paul Taylor, the research center’s executive vice president.
The Asian newcomers’ achievements are likely to change the way many Americans think about immigrants, typically as strivers who work hard in the hope that their children and grandchildren will have easier lives and find greater success in this country, Taylor said.
Asian Americans hold traditional views than the general public on the value of marriage, parenthood and work hard in keeping their children life easier. Almost 3 million Asian immigrants arrived since 2000. Chinese Americans are the largest Asian group closer to 4 million, later followed by Filipinos, Indians, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese.
Asian Americans now make up nearly 6 percent, or 18.2 million, of the U.S. population, the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show. Nearly three-quarters were born abroad, and about 8 million came to this country in the last 30 years.
Geographically, nearly half of all U.S. Asians live in the Western states. California, the traditional gateway for Asian immigrants, has by far the largest number, almost 6 million. Of the major Asian subgroups, in fact, only those from India are relatively evenly distributed throughout the country, with the largest share, 31 percent, living in the Northeast.