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Origins: How Latino numbers break in U.S.

The National Institute for Latino Policy sent around a memo, quoted here in part, which points out a population trend: That those of Salvadoran origin appear to have begun outnumbering Dominicans in the U.S. Their text:

While the latest Census estimate of the Latino population in the United States puts the number at close to 46.9 million in 2008 (or 51 million if you include Puerto Rico), these estimates do not include a breakdown of the Latino subgroups. The American Community Survey (ACS), which is a separate program from the one that does the population estimates, put the Latino population in 2008 at 45.4 million (or 49.3 million if you include Puerto Rico), and they do provide a breakdown of Latino nationalities.....

(From 2008):

 1. Mexican 29.3 million

2. Puerto Rican 4.1 million (7.9 million if you include Puerto Rico)

3. Cuban 1.6 million


4. Salvadoran 1.5 million


5. Dominican 1.2 million


(Ed's Note: No calculation made here to distinguish among people who may be foreign-born citizens, or whose immigration status is illegal or legal, documented or undocumented).

Also on the immigration front: State Sen. Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan), seen as a likely candidate for state attorney general this year, links immigration to Passover in this Huffington Post piece.


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