Immigrants are 13 percent of the US population, with more than half
coming from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Who are these
immigrants? How do they compare to immigrants from other regions and
to the US “native-born” population? Do second generation immigrants
look like their foreign-born parents or like the rest of the U.S.
native born population? While first generation immigrants display
visible differences in wages, poverty, education, and gender gaps, by
the second generation, differences have mostly disappeared, lending
credence to the idea that the U.S. remains indeed a “Nation of Immigrants”.