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Latino Daily News

Friday July 9, 2010

Children of Immigrants – The Numbers

More than one in five children in the United States has at least one immigrant parent a study by the Urban Institute is showing.  The study is showing that most of the population growth in the U.S. is coming from children of immigrants.  More than half of those children are Hispanic and by age 8 half are bilingual.

The study also showed that in spite of a large percentage living in low-income households, their use of public benefits is low.  For example, children of immigrants are less likely than those U.S. born to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  There is also a large portion of immigrant children, 84% that live in two-parent families which is higher than U.S. born children.

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