Immigrant Youth Population

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The author surveys different demographic trends in the U.S immigrant youth population. He observes certain shifts in the youth populations throughout the past hundred years and offers several suggestions on how the immigrant youth population can impact the American society. The author focuses on two demographic trends. First, immigrant youth, children under the age of 18 and are either foreign-born or U.S.-born to immigrant parents, now account for one-fourth of the nation’s 75 million children. Second, the flow of immigration in motion since the mid-1960s has made the children of the U.S. the most racially and ethnically diverse age group. Finally Passel remarks that the immigrants of today and their children will help mold many parts of the
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