The newest arrivals in America are assimilating faster into the society than previous generations, and their experiences don’t fit into the most common stereotypes leveled against them, according to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report published this week.
Culling data from the 41 million foreign-born immigrants in the country — a population that includes the 11.3 million undocumented immigrant population — the study authors write in their 400-page report that integration into American society “may make immigrants and their children better off and in a better position to fully contribute to their communities.”
- Immigrants are healthier than native-born Americans
- Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans
- Immigrants are learning English faster than ever
This material “New Study Demolishes 3 Pernicious Myths About First-Generation Immigrants In America” was published by ThinkProgress. Read the full September 24, 2015, article by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, the Immigration Reporter for ThinkProgress, on their website.