44 Percent of New Americans Last Year Were Hispanics
You don't have to tell Miamians that Hispanics make up an important, ever-growing population. The Magic City decades ago became a firmly Hispanic town, but new statistics show America itself is increasingly being infused with a Latin beat at an increasingly faster pace.
A little more than a million people became American citizens in fiscal 2008. About 44 percent, or 461,317, of those were Hispanics, according to the the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
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