The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

First- and second-generation immigrants make up approximately 24% of the US population.  This report states that, over all, immigrants are successfully integrating; however, legal status, race, and naturalization rates are three challenges to integration. In education, ELL funding has dropped as the population needing those services has grown. Educational attainment is often stratified, with the children of highly educated immigrants rising to the top in US academics, while children of immigrants with limited formal education don’t perform as well in school as US-born students.  Immigrant poverty rates are higher than those born here, despite more participation in the labor force.

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