How many Hispanic Americans are immigrants and were born in a foreign country?

Not all Hispanic Americans are immigrants, but many of them are.

According to 1995 Census Bureau figures, about 39 percent of Hispanic Americans were born in a foreign country. They account for 46 percent, nearly half, of the 23 million foreign-born people in the United States.

Not surprisingly, Spanish is the language other than English that is most commonly spoken in the United States.