Report: 43% of Immigrants on Welfare for 20 Years or More
"Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being -- even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences . . . The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants," the Washington Times writes.