The general pattern is that immigrants in the last 10-15 years make much less than native born Americans, but that immigrants in the country longer than 15 years make MORE income than native born Americans. It's only temporary. Despite educational, language, cultural, and sometimes ethnic differences, most immigrants do very well in two decades. There are, of course, exceptions.
posted on 12/22/2001 1:05:42 AM PST
I believe that you are speaking about past patterns of immigration. The influx of the last decade is less well educated than their predecessors and will not do nearly so well. The Federal Reserve has studied this issue and concluded that the current crop of immigrants will be a drag on productivity growth due their lack of education.
posted on 12/22/2001 1:12:58 AM PST
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