Friday, January 12, 2018
The Center for Immigration Studies has exhaustively examined welfare use by immigrant area of origin. Central America and Mexico are at 73 percent, the Caribbean at 51 perrcent and Africa at 48 percent. Europe was far lower at 26 percent. East Asia was at 32 percent and South Asia the lowest of all groups at 17 percent. And such disparate outcomes for immigrants by nation-of-origin continue multi-generationally.
Immigrants from very poor countries are likelier it seems to be poor in the US and remain poor longer. Still, they're probably better off than if they stayed in their very poor country of origin.