Middle Eastern Americans and Social Welfare
Immigration from the Middle East has increased significantly in recent years. While the number of immigrants from all countries tripled from 1970 to 2000, the number of immigrants coming from the Middle East increased sevenfold. From 2010-2014 Middle Eastern immigrants ranked third among the fastest growing immigrant groups in America. Middle Eastern immigrants are likely to be more educated than the average American.On average Middle Eastern Americans have a median income higher than the average American population, but also a higher poverty rate.
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