By Moni Basu, CNN
(CNN) –The immigration debate often centers on stemming the flow of people entering the United States illegally and what to do about securing borders to the south. But here’s a fact that goes without much attention: Asians have now taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals every year.
In 2010, 36% of new immigrants were Asians compared to 31% for Hispanics, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
That’s a significant change from a decade ago, when 19% of immigrants were Asians and 59% were Hispanics.
“They were already a significant part of the immigration story. It seems like in the last few years they are the most important part of the immigration story,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political scientist at the University of California at Riverside, and expert on Asian-American immigration and civic…
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