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A Note on Terminology
The terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” are used interchangeably in this report
The terms “Asian Americans” and “U.S. Asians” are used interchangeably in this report.
The terms “unauthorized immigrant” and
“undocumented immigrant” are used interchangeably in
this report to describe immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally.
“Native born” refers to persons who are U.S. citizens at birth, including those born
in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories and those born abroad to parents at least one of whom was a U.S. citizen.
“Foreign born” refers to persons born outside of the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S.
territories to parents neither of whom was a U.S. citizen. Unless otherwise noted, Hispanics are of any race. Asian Americans can also be Hispanic.
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Vice President, Research
Elizabeth Mueller Gross
Executive Vice President, Special Projects
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