The New Geography of American Immigration

This article examines an analysis of American Community Survey* data by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, a leading expert in the geography of immigration. The data shows that the foreign-born population has declined within the United States in areas that voted Democratic in 2016 and increased in states and metro areas that voted for President Trump. Immigration to the U.S. has slowed in coastal states but increased in Trump-voting states and metropolitan areas. President Trump’s crackdown on immigration is having some unexpected outcomes!


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*American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. It regularly gathers information previously contained only in the long form of the decennial census, such as ancestry, citizenship, educational attainment, income, language proficiency, migration, disability, employment, and housing characteristics.



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CITYLAB (, 10/15/19, News Article:

The New Geography of American Immigration

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