WASHINGTON (AP) - New Census Bureau data illustrates the
wide-ranging effects of immigration.
According to the numbers, nearly one in five people living in
the U.S. speaks a language at home other than English.
California leads the nation in immigrants and in people who
speak a foreign language at home. West Virginia had the smallest
share of immigrants.
The number of immigrants nationwide reached an all-time high of
37.5 million in 2006. And while almost half of the immigrants from
Latin America failed to get a high-school diploma, Asian immigrants
raised average education levels in many states, with nearly half of
them holding at least a bachelor's degree.