By Tanya Basu
September 15, 2015

A Pew Research Center analysis of Census data shows that not only is immigration from Latin America to the United States falling, so is the proportion of Hispanics who were born abroad.

In 2000, 40% of Hispanics overall reported being foreign-born; in 2013, that number fell to 35%—and trends seem to indicate it will continue to slide.

The largest dropoff occurred among Salvadoreans, who were 76% foreign-born in 2000 but reported just 59% in 2013. Dominicans, Guatemalans, and Colombians have also seen double digit drops in their share of foreign-born members in America over that period. Mexicans, America’s largest Hispanic-origin group, saw a smaller, but still noteworthy, 8% decline in the number of its foreign-born over the 13-year period.

While the number of foreign-born members of Latino-origin groups has fallen in recent years, the overall number Latino immigrants in the U.S. has grown from 14.1 million in 2000 to 19 million in 2013.

Write to Tanya Basu at tanya.basu@time.com.

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