HopeTracker| American politicians and popular culture perpetuate an image of immigrants as poor people living on the fringe of American life. To half of Americans, immigrants represent a drain on the financial system and the other half believes they’re hard-working folks determined to create a better life in the USA.
The vision of American immigrants as white-collar workers that represent more than half of the immigrant population isn’t the public perception, not that of journalists who write and speak about the.
A new survey of 1,600 adults, which examined the reasons for anti-immigration sentiment in the United States, says that communities with significant immigrant communities have prospered the most, or suffered less in the recession. Read on at NYTimes