The year was 1900. Over three years after fire had destroyed the buildings on Ellis Island, a brand new station was built at the end of the year. Between then and the end of the decade, over six million immigrants were processed in that three acre island now known as The Gateway to America. The largest group was processed in 1907 with more than one million immigrants passed through.
Since then, there have been endless amounts of immigrants wishing to live in the land of freedom and justice for all. Europeans, Africans, Hispanics, Asians...etc..
Although these individuals are no longer processed on Ellis Island, many more immigrants continue arriving here at a much faster rate. Today, Asians have reportedly surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States.
A new Pew study, called "The Rise of Asian-Americans" reveals that Asian-Americans also have the highest income, are the best-educated and are the fastest-growing racial group in America.
Approximately 430,000 Asians, which is 36 percent of all new immigrants arrived in USA in 2010, according to U.S. census data. About 370,000, or 31 percent, were Hispanic.
Hispanics still make up a larger minority group, but Asians are arriving at a faster rate.