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Friday, January 12, 2018

Norway or Haiti: Of Trump, Holes, and Our Real Immigration Scandals | National Review

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.

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How about some context? What about "welfare use" by native Americans? That's "native" in the old (or if you prefer, true) sense.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 13, 2018 3:15:01 AM

I would think the better question is whether Americans are better off if they stay in their country of origin.

Posted by: MikeCLT | Jan 13, 2018 4:26:32 AM

So the sort of people who routinely call Trump an "asshole" look dimly on his describing the countries of origin of some of their political client class as "shitholes".

Pearl-clutching virtue-signalling ensues.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 13, 2018 6:43:30 AM