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Topic - Mark Mather
New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with their mom and dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock.
New U.S. Census Bureau numbers show a stark change in immigration and birth patterns has moved up by eight years the date at which whites will no longer be the majority of the U.S. population, to 2042 - and demographers said those numbers will push immigration to the forefront of this year's political debates.
"Young adulthood has grown much more complex and protracted, with a huge number struggling to reach financial independence," said Mark Mather, an associate vice president at the private Population Reference Bureau. "Many will get there, but at much later ages than we've seen in the past. More and more we're seeing many young adults routinely wait until their 30s to leave the parental nest."
"It'll feed into the immigration debate, first of all, and probably the election," he said. "Congress has been kind of slow to make decisions about immigration ... but these numbers I think will probably put this back on a lot of people's minds."