Friday, October 28, 2016

One In Four Children Has Immigrant Parent

Twenty-four percent of American children under age 18 have at least one parent who is an immigrant, according to an Urban Institute report, up from 21 percent in 2006. Most children with an immigrant parent were born in the United States, making them U.S. citizens.

The children of immigrants "account for all growth in the child population between 2006 and 2014," notes the report. Between 2006 and 2014, the number of children with an immigrant parent grew 12 percent, while the number with two native-born parents fell 3 percent.

Source, Urban Institute, Demographic Trends of Children of Immigrants

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