While Some Immigrant Children Fall Behind, Others Prosper

At an event earlier this week on the economic future of immigrant children, Senior Fellow Ron Haskins discussed the complex issue of immigrants’ education and wages.

According to recent data, immigrants — particularly recent immigrants from Mexico — have very low rates of high school completion compared to native-born citizens. But overall, immigrants have relatively high rates of college graduation. Addressing the complexities of this issue, and improving education for all, would have a positive impact on the U.S. economy.