Latinos account for more than half of the U.S. population growth since 2000, an unprecedented growth spurt that puts the total Hispanic population at a record 57 million, according to a new report. The Pew Research Center said that Latinos now account for about 17 percent of all in America, a huge change that is sure to shift electoral politics and government programs. And the population surge comes as legal immigration by Latinos appears to be slowing, said Pew.

Source: Pew: 57M Hispanics now in U.S., 17% of population, 54% of total growth | Washington Examiner