Why immigrants from Mexico are changing US life

Written by Jennifer Mejia, CNN

Novelty clauses in real estate contracts are often used to prevent immigrants from taking the first home — a status no longer shared by the country’s fastest-growing minority group.

But as more Latinos move north, who they are and where they’re moving is changing.

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, released Monday, immigrants from Mexico grew by 6.7 million between 2009 and 2016, while an estimated 800,000 other Latinos moved into the US, an increase of five percent.

This comes at a time when The Pew Research Center estimated that there are 30.2 million Latino immigrants in the US. That’s up from 22.4 million in 2007. There are 17.8 million Latinos under the age of 16.

The report said that the proportion of Hispanic births nationwide was 37 percent in 2017, and that the Hispanic population, excluding Puerto Rico, grew by almost 50 percent during that time.

Compared to Hispanic immigrants, newer Latino arrivals (those who arrived in the past decade) are more educated and more likely to have higher incomes.

The report noted that high-school graduates make up 57 percent of the new immigrants, but that college graduates comprise 81 percent of younger Latinos.

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