National Immigration Patterns Changing

For the first time in 30 years, California is attracting a smaller share of new immigrants.
February 21, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Almost every state's share of newcomers from other countries is up. Georgia and North Carolina are among the popular new destinations. Only California and New York, two traditional magnets for immigrants, have seen their shares drop significantly... Immigrants who bypass California are lured by jobs and cheaper housing elsewhere. 'States that are now absorbing significant increases in new immigrants may also go through the burden of rising poverty that California endured before 1990,' [Dowell] Myers says."

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Published on Thursday, February 19, 2004 in USA Today
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