Plus, Asian Migrants in OECD countries and US Naturalized Citizens


Immigrants' participation in the US labor force is one of the most watched indicators of successful economic integration. So just how successful have immigrants been at integrating in the workforce? Use our updated "Workforce Characteristics" fact sheets to learn more about immigrants' presence in the national and state labor force for 2010: their regions of origin, top immigrant occupations and industries, and the extent to which "brain waste" occurs among college-educated immigrants when they are unable to find jobs in which they can appropriately utilize their education and professional training. The data are based on the US Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey (ACS).

Plus, Older Immigrants and Migration-Friendly Countries' human capital, whether acquired abroad or developed in the United States, is one of the primary determinants of successful economic and social integration in a new country. As shown by our newly compiled US data on educational attainment and English skills, this transition for immigrants and the communities in which they live is marked by both opportunity and barriers. This month's Data Hub newsletter analyzes the Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) to highlight key national and state-level statistics on immigrants' education and language skills (last month we showcased a demographic and social profile of US immigrants). As with our other ACS data tools, you can examine more by visiting our "Language and Education" profiles by state (or for the entire United States), which include statistics on levels of education, rates of English proficiency, and linguistic isolation among immigrants.

With the Supreme Court set to rule in June on the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, all predictions are focused on its key provision — the power of state and local police to inquire into an individual's immigration status. However the court rules on that provision, though, the long-term impact of the ruling may be determined in large part by political dynamics.

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