Immigrant America : a portrait by Alejandro Portes

By Alejandro Portes

This revised, up to date, and improved fourth variation of Immigrant the US: A Portrait presents readers with a accomplished and present assessment of immigration to the USA in one volume.

up-to-date with the most recent on hand information, Immigrant America explores the industrial, political, spatial, and linguistic elements of immigration; the position of faith within the acculturation and social integration of international minorities; and the variation procedure for the second one iteration. This revised variation contains new chapters on theories of migration and at the heritage of U.S.-bound migration from the past due 19th century to the current, providing an up to date and elevated concluding bankruptcy on immigration and public policy.

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Population change by race/ethnicity in the one hundred largest metropolitan areas, 2000–2010 12. Population by race/ethnicity 13. Percentage of persons who spoke a language other than English at home, by county, 2000 14. English fluency of immigrants by age at arrival, education, and decade of arrival, 2010 15. Language shift and bilingualism by generation 16. Dimensions of non-English language proficiency by generation 17. Language retention and acquisition among immigrant groups 18. Types of language adaptation and their social-psychological correlates 19.

As it kept growing, the new industrial economy generated multiple economic opportunities accessible to those with a modicum of education. A universal public-education system opened the doors for such positions to second-generation youths. Naturally, it was the children of earlier immigrant waves—primarily the British, German, Scandinavian, and Irish—who benefited most from such circumstances. 10 This is a fundamental reason why nativist reactions against the southern and eastern European waves and the consequent identity politics were kept in abeyance until the third decade of the twentieth century.

Metropolitan destinations of the ten largest new legal immigrant groups, 2011 12. Metropolitan destinations of the five major refugee groups admitted in 1987, 1993, 2001, and 2010 13. Destinations of major immigrant nationalities obtaining legal permanent residence in selected years 14. Educational attainment of principal immigrant nationalities in 2010 15. S. immigrants age twenty-five and older, 2010, by region of birth and last decade of arrival 16. Immigrant groups with highest proportions of college-educated persons in the United States in 2010 and characteristics of countries of origin 17.

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