Table 4 also reports the number of immigrants from each country who arrived in or later. Thus, the table reads as follows: For immigrants from Saudi Arabia, 72 percent arrived in or later. Countries such as Nepal 43 percentIraq 41 percentBurma 35 percentand Spain 30 percent had higher percentages of recent arrivals.
Executive Summary Using the latest Census Bureau data from andthis paper provides a detailed picture of the more than 50 million immigrants legal and illegal and their U. Moreover, many immigrants make significant progress the longer they live in the country.
But even with this progress, immigrants who have been in the United States for 20 years are much more likely to live in poverty, lack health insurance, and access the welfare system than are native-born Americans. The large share of immigrants arriving as adults with relatively little education partly explains this phenomenon.
Overall Numbers The number of immigrants legal and illegal in the country hit a new record of 40 million ina 28 percent increase over the total in Of top sending countries, the largest percentage increase in the last decade was for those from Honduras 85 percentIndia 74 percentGuatemala 73 percentPeru 54 percentEl Salvador 49 percentEcuador 48 percentand China 43 percent.
Labor Force In March ofthe share of working-age 18 to 65 immigrants holding a job was the same as natives — 68 percent. Immigrant men have higher rates of work than native-born men, while immigrant women have lower rates.
While immigrants tend to be concentrated in certain jobs, natives comprise the majority of workers in virtually every occupational category. For example, natives comprise 52 percent of maids, 73 percent of janitors, 66 percent of construction laborers, and 65 percent of butchers and meat processors.
Poverty In23 percent of immigrants and their U. Immigrants and their children accounted for one-fourth of all persons in poverty. The children of immigrants account for one-third of all children in poverty. Among the top sending countries, poverty is highest for immigrants and their young children from Mexico 35 percentHonduras 34 percentand Guatemala 31 percent ; and lowest for those from Germany 7 percentIndia 6 percentand the Philippines 6 percent.
Welfare Use In36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program primarily food assistance and Medicaid compared to 23 percent of native households.
Among the top sending countries, welfare use is highest for households headed by immigrants from Mexico 57 percentGuatemala 55 percentand the Dominican Republic 54 percent ; and lowest for those from Canada 13 percentGermany 10 percentand the United Kingdom 6 percent.
Health Insurance Coverage In29 percent of immigrants and their U. New immigrants and their U. Among the top sending countries, the highest rates of uninsurance are for those from Guatemala 46 percentHonduras 44 percentEl Salvador 44 percentand Mexico 41 percent ; and lowest for those from Canada 9 percentJapan 8 percentand Germany 5 percent.
Public Schools There are Of these students, 78 percent speak a language other than English at home. Overall, one in four public school students now speaks a language other than English at home. Homeownership Of immigrant households, 53 percent are owner-occupied, compared to 68 percent of native households.
Rates of home ownership are highest for immigrants from Italy 83 percentGermany 75 percentand the United Kingdom 73 percent ; and lowest for those from Guatemala 30 percentHonduras 28 percentand the Dominican Republic 24 percent.
Housing Overcrowding In13 percent of immigrant households were overcrowded, compared to 2 percent of native households.
Immigrant households account for half of all overcrowded households. Entrepreneurship Immigrants and natives have very similar rates of entrepreneurship — Among the top sending countries, self-employment is highest for immigrants from Korea 26 percentCanada 24 percentand the United Kingdom 17 percent.
It is lowest for those from Haiti 6 percentHonduras 5 percentand Jamaica 3 percent. Educational Attainment Of adult immigrants 25 to 6528 percent have not completed high school, compared to 7 percent of natives.The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program is a new federal fund that offers up to 8 months of cash assistance to refugees who come to the United States with assets totaling under $1,, and who fail to qualify for TANF or SSI.
Introduction. There are many reasons to examine the nation’s immigrant population. First, the more than 50 million immigrants and their minor children now comprise one-sixth of U.S.
residents, so how they are faring is vitally important to the United States. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.
The digit and digit formats both work. Data from the Census Bureau shows that million immigrants (both legal and illegal) now live in the United States.
This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of immigrants, also referred to as the foreign-born, living in the United States by country of birth and state.
It also examines the progress immigrants make over time. Introduction. There are many reasons to examine the nation’s immigrant population.
First, the more than 50 million immigrants and their minor children now comprise one-sixth of U.S. residents, so how they are faring is vitally important to the United States.
This Special Communication analyzes data primarily from to compare potential drivers of health care spending in the United States with those of 10 oth.