In a recent memo to Paul Ryan, the CBO released some very interesting updated immigration figures for 2012. The most striking statistic in the release is the varying educational attainment levels of U.S. immigrants.
Of native-born Americans, 7% of adults ages 25 to 64 held less than a high school diploma last year. That figure was 27% for all foreign-born residents, and a ridiculous 54% for immigrants from Mexico and Central America. In contrast, immigrants from Asia, Canada and Europe, and Africa and Oceania are far more educated than native-born U.S. residents. 55% of Asian immigrants hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to only 33% for native-born Americans.
The full release.