Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Am an American Citizen Now and Speak English Quite Well - Thank You!

California's immigrants are more assimilated, with more of them reporting last year that they became U.S. citizens and most Spanish speakers now saying they speak English very well, a sharp rise from 2000, according to U.S. census data released today.

Data from the bureau's 2007 American Community Survey showed that California continued to diversify, with whites declining to 42.5 percent and

Latinos, Asians and blacks increasing to 54.4 percent of the state's population, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Immigrants are becoming citizens in huge numbers this year, part of their assimilation into US culture. This photo is from a recent citizenship ceremony in downtown LA.

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