America has long been viewed as "the land of opportunity," where, with hard work, most people can succeed regardless of their family background. However, opportunity has not been available to all. Stagnating incomes for the middle class and rising income inequality have raised questions about whether America remains the land of opportunity.
Edgar (L-R), Ricardo, Alicia, Lizette and Maria who immigrated from Mexico sit on their sofa as they pose for a portrait at their home in Phoenix, Arizona (REUTERS/Joshua Lott).
Border battle: new survey reveals Americans’ views on immigration, cultural change
June 25, 2016, Elizabeth McElvein
On June 23rd, Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute released the findings of a joint project exploring immigration and cultural change issues and how they relate the the 2016 election. In this post, Elizabeth McElvein reviews the key findings of the report and the commentary provided by panelists at the event.
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Richard V. Reeves
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