Asian Immigrants in the United States

Jeanne Batalova
Date of Publication: 
May, 2011
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigrants from Asia accounted for about 28 percent of the total US foreign-born population in 2009. The MPI examines the social and economic profiles of the foreign born from this region. 

This is part of the Migration Information Source Spotlight series on the foreign-born from around the world in the United States. Areas spotlighted include Africa, Asia, Canada, Central America, China, Dominican Republic, Europe, Haiti, Hmong, India, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, South America and Vietnam.

An earlier version of this Spotlight can also be accessed for purposes of comparison: 2006.

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Batalova, J. (2011). Asian Immigrants in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from