Immigration and Inequality
Labor exploitation, financial exclusion, and criminalization prevent millions of immigrants from finding opportunity in America
INTERESTING ON THE WEB
Urban Institute’s Financial Well-Being interactive maps 😍
Spacial Equity NYC’s data portal and community profiles (amazing video)
Morning Brew’s inequality growth looking at the Gini index over time
Since the United States was founded, Americans have taken pride in our country’s status as a “nation of immigrants”. Despite these lofty ideals, the history of US immigration is more muddled. When taking a deeper look, we see inequality manifest both between immigrant groups and between immigrants and natural-born citizens.
📍The southern border is home to the highest immigrant populations. However, places like Queens county, in NY and Hudson county, in NJ have more than 2 in 5 residents there as foreign born. Immigrants are part of every community in America, though the inequalities that persist affect some counties more dramatically than others.
💰 ➡️ 🔫 The US previously viewed immigration as an economic issue, but now often views it as an issue o…
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