The increased number of Asian immigrants developed higher rates of birth. Asian women who migrated from Asia in search of a graduate degree or to live the American dream are now joining the rates of the high number of births. This significant change brought in America demonstrates that the number of Asian immigrants is almost surpassing the Latinos population.
On October 26, the Pew Research Center has unveiled some results of several statistics which showed the Asian immigrants are responsible for 22% of the number of births by foreign people in the US. In 2010, the statistics presented only a 16% rise in the number of births.
An appropriate example is Trish La Chica. She came to the US to finish her studies and get her degree. La Chica first lived in San Francisco and later in Hawaii. Then, she found a place to work, and she started a family. Trish gave birth to a little boy. Her mother helped her obtain her legal residency.
In the meantime, there are fewer immigrants of a Latin American origin who give birth to children in the US. A new study has revealed that the number of births of Latin American women has significantly dropped from 2008 up until 2014. In 2008 there were registered 64% higher rates of births compared to 2014 when the rates showed that only 7% of the immigrant women gave birth.
The survey has also uncovered that the higher rates in the US are due to immigrants. The rates of American women who had babies in 2014 have significantly dropped with 11% since the last study in 1970. Meanwhile, the higher rates of births have tripled in the case of immigrant women.
Demographers claimed that the key to growth is represented by the immigrants. American women are having fewer children, whereas immigrant women are having more and more babies, thus enriching the number of US citizens. According to the Pew Research Center, women migrating from Africa in the US developed the highest rates of fertility. Annually, 106.4 women out of one thousand are having a baby.
William Frey, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, argued that the number of American citizens depends on the number of immigrants who come to the US.
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