Study: Fewer Immigrants Coming To LA, More Settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study shows fewer immigrants are arriving in Los Angeles and but more of their compatriots are long-settled in the country’s second-largest city.

The study by University of Southern California researchers shows foreign-born residents made up 39.4 percent of the city’s population in 2008, down from 40.9 percent in 2000.

But immigrants who have lived in the United States more than two decades made up 42.3 percent of Los Angeles’ foreign-born population in 2008, nearly triple their share in 1990.

USC Professor Dowell Myers says the shift should make it easier for new immigrants to adjust to life in this country.

The study commissioned by the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, will be presented Tuesday.

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