Anthropology: America’s Immigrants

america anthropologyTaking a look at news on the subject of anthropology America, it seems that according to a new report put together by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, US immigrants are arriving from different regions than they were say 20 years ago.  It has been a slow but steady change.  In the early 1990s, the country’s immigrants hailed mainly from Europe and Latin America. These days though, there is a higher proportion coming from both Africa and Asia.  These figures should only be taken into account however, when examining the legal ramifications of anthropology America’s fluctuations over the years.  These figures just cover the legal immigrants and it has been estimated by the Pew foundation that there are over 11 million unauthorized immigrants in America, most of whom hail from the Caribbean and Latin America.

Even though there has been and continues to be a large influx of illegal immigrants in American society, it should be noted that the greatest amount of foreign-born individuals in America (around 75 percent) are legal immigrants, a trend that is continuing.  As well, since around 2007 when looking at anthropological movements in America, the amount of illegal immigrants has decreased.  It is unsure however whether this is due to the country’s less-than-stable economy or because of more effective law enforcement.