New Report: Assimilation Today: Latest Immigrants Following in Our History's Footsteps

from the Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress has put out a report on immigrant trends related to several accepted benchmarks of assimilation: attainment of citizenship, home ownership, English language proficiency, job status, and income.

Assimilation Today


Here are some highlights:

Immigrants, whether from higher or lower starting points of social and economic attainment, have been integrating at high rates since 1990.

Naturalization has increased a fast rate, from below 10 percent in 1990 to 56 percent by 2008, a substantial achievement given the constraints of federal citizenship law...