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Immigration Trends in Minnesota Barbara J. Ronningen State Demographic Center July 21, 2003.

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1 Immigration Trends in Minnesota Barbara J. Ronningen State Demographic Center July 21, 2003

2 Who Immigrates? Young people - most immigrants are young working-age adults About half are female and half male About 30% of immigrants return home EXCEPT for refugees Refugees must prove that their lives are in danger in their homeland In 2002, 63% of immigrants came to join family (family preference) In 2002, 16% of immigrants came to work (employment preference) In 2002, 12% of immigrants came as refugees

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5 40% of Immigrants Come from North America* 25% from Mexico U.S through 2000 Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service *North America includes Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean nations and Central America.

6 We're Number 1! Largest population of Somali immigrants Highest proportion of refugees Second highest population of Hmong Highest number coming for the winter

7 Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service Recent Immigration Trends in Minnesota Reflect Refugee Numbers

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10 Politics Likely Cause of Change in Origin of Orphans Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service

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14 Minnesota in 2000 Census Is a Patchwork Quilt of Ethnicities AFRICANLATINO Ethiopian5,413Cuban2,527 Liberian3,148Guatemalan1,684 Nigerian3,073Mexican95,613 Somali11,164Puerto Rican6,616 Salvadoran2,005 ASIAN Arab13,923EUROPEAN Afghan467Serbian4,296 Asian Indian19,963Bosnian2,193 Cambodian6,533 Chinese18,622 Filipino9,696 Hmong45,443 Korean15,255 Laotian11,516 Vietnamese20,570

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22 Minority Student Numbers Increase to

23 Non-English Speakers Triple in 8 Years Source: DCFL

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27 Most INS Arrests are Mexican Nationals St. Paul District Mexico - 1,105 Guatemala - 39 El Salvador - 39 Ecuador - 28 Honduras - 28 Somalia - 14 Nigeria - 10 Canada - 9 Liberia - 9

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29 What Data is Available? INS Statistical Yearbook MN Dept. of Health Refugee Data MN Dept. of Health Birth Certificates MN DCFL Language Spoken at Home Data MN DCFL Ethnicity and Race Data US Census Data on Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, Foreign Born and Language

30 For More Data on Immigration Wilder Foundation report on immigration: reports.html?summary=89 Immigration and Naturalization Service: State Demographic Center H.A.C.E.R. (University of Minnesota) Chicano Latino Affairs Council (C.L.A.C.)

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