The Golden Door Reopens
Our current era of immigration isn't as obvious as in the days when teeming masses steamed by the Statue of Liberty and landed at Ellis Island. But by 2050, the impact will be just as profound.
Fewer Babies, More Arrivals
As the birth rate drops, immigrants are set to become the chief contributor to population growth.
Since 1965, 22,111,000 people have immigrated to the U.S. from Latin America, accounting for 50% of all immigrants. That's more than all the immigrants that came to the U.S. between 1890 and 1919.
Three-quarters of the NAHB members polled in 2012 had no trouble finding finish carpenters. Now most do—and for some, it's a serious problem.