Part of Us: A Data-Driven Look at Children of Immigrants

Date of Publication: 
March, 2019
Source Organization: 
Urban Institute

One out of every four children in the US has at least one immigrant parent. Most are US citizens and the majority have at least one parent who is a US citizen. These children are America’s children; the nation’s future is inextricably linked to theirs. Their ability to learn, grow, and thrive is a measure of what this country will become.

The characteristics and realities of children of immigrants and their families are far more diverse and complex than suggested by stereotypes in public debate. These nine charts aim to tell a more complete story of who these children are, dispelling myths and shedding light on the diversity of their experiences, characteristics, and backgrounds.

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Urban Institute. (2019). Part of us: A data-driven look at children of immigrants. Retrieved from