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What an Asian immigrant majority means for the future of California

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Asians will soon outnumber Latino immigrants coming to the U.S., that’s according to a new study on census data by the Pew Research Center.

The study shows that Asian immigrants and their children are projected to make up approximately 88% of the country's population growth over the next 50 years, which will inevitably reshape U.S. culture, the economy, and politics.

Asian immigrants span a wide range of ethnic groups, including Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians and Pakistanis.

What is causing more Asians to come to the U.S.? And how will this shape U.S. culture over the next few decades? 

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065


Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology at University of California, Irvine, and Fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion

Hyepin Im, President and CEO of Korean Churches for Community Development

Joanna Lee, Senior Research Analyst of the Demographic Research Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, formerly the Asian Pacific American Legal Center