Immigrant population declines

Census Bureau survey makes clear that recession and its attendant unemployment has made U.S. less desirable to immigrants.


These figures indicate a break in the pattern of immigration into the U.S and the state wise data points to the fact that recession played a large part in declining numbers of immigrants.


For example, Texas, which outperformed most other states, has shown an increase in immigration, whereas California, Arizona and Florida that have been hardest hit due to the economic downturn have seen a drop in numbers.