California natives outnumber immigrants

A study from the University of Southern California finds people born in California are again the majority in a state famous as a beacon for foreign immigrants. This type of drastic turnaround to the population demographic hasn't happened since the 19th century Gold Rush. The economic downturn and stricter border restrictions are among factors contributing to the shift.

The study points out that the influx of immigrants to California has dropped sharply compared to the nation as a whole. To listen and read some of Marketplace's coverage on topics involving immigration, visit here.

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Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.


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