Sep 29, 2018

By the numbers: Education levels are on the rise for immigrants

College students in Mumbai. Photo: Prasad Gori/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The education levels of the estimated 44 million immigrants in the United States are on the rise, according to 2016 polling data from the Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: Immigrants are nearly just as likely to hold bachelor's and postgraduate degrees as U.S.-born citizens.

By the numbers: In 2016, 30% of immigrants 25 years and older hold bachelor's degrees or higher, while 31.6% of U.S. born citizens are likely to hold the same education. In 1980 only 15.7% of immigrants held a bachelor's degree or higher.

The big picture: Global education levels are on the rise, and high-skilled immigrant workers are moving to the United States through the government's H-1B visa and Optional Practical Training programs.

Go deeper

Tech can't remember what to do in a down market

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Wall Street's two-day-old coronavirus crash is a wakeup alarm for Silicon Valley.

The big picture: Tech has been booming for so long the industry barely remembers what a down market feels like — and most companies are ill-prepared for one.

Brace yourself for a coronavirus outbreak

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Public-health officials’ warnings about the coronavirus are sounding increasingly urgent, with one top CDC official asking the public yesterday "to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad."

Reality check: Other administration officials, including President Trump himself, were more subdued in their assessments. But underneath those tonal differences, the reality of the coronavirus is the same: It spreads quickly, and has already spread to many countries, making it likely to start spreading here, too.

Exclusive: Pro-Trump group plans post-Super Tuesday blitz on Democrats

Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage in South Carolina. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

Pro-Trump super PAC America First Action is preparing to unleash a series of targeted, swing-state attacks on the Democrats most likely to face President Trump after Super Tuesday, people familiar with the group's plans tell me in an exclusive preview of its strategy.

The state of play: The group has been tracking favorable/unfavorable ratings in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania for 2020 candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg — under the theory that if Trump wins each of these six states he would win re-election.