Today's SF Chronicle has several articles on immigration, including a historical piece with a fantastic infographic showing the origin of immigrants to California sine 1850.
Click through for a full image. The #1 effect visible is the decline in immigration in 1960s and 1970s; I assume this is partly the dilution of so many Americans moving west. The relative shift from European to Mexican immigrants is readily visible. I was astonished to learn that in the 1860s 10% of Californians (or 25% of all immigrants) were Asian; that proportion is just now returning.
  2006-05-03 15:07 Z