After the second year of the Trump presidency, it has now been reported that the rate of Hispanic poverty is at a record low.
According to a new article at the Daily Mail, the 1.1% year-on-year decrease in their rate poverty in 2017 was also the largest single decline that the U.S. Hispanic population has ever experienced, according to government records.
The numbers also show that Hispanic households saw their median household income increase 3.7% to $50,486 in 2017.
That isn’t all. The Census data also shows that the rate of poverty among all Americans declined slightly in 2017 to 12.3%.
As the Mail added:
The rate of poverty among Hispanic people fell to 18.3 percent in 2017 – the lowest number since government officials started tracking the data in 1972, according to new U.S. Census data.
The year-on-year decrease of 1.1 percent in 2017 was also the largest single decline that the Hispanic population – of all races – has ever experienced.
The paper adds:
The rate of poverty among all Americans declined slightly in 2017 to 12.3 percent, the third year in a row that the numbers have gone down, though Census officials said the year-on-year decline wasn’t statistically significant.
What does the paper peg this rise in prosperity to? Apparently LESS immigration…
One of the major factors driving the shift is the decrease in immigration from Latin America – and particularly Mexico – over the past decade, said Tomás Jiménez, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University.
“Now the majority of the growth of the Hispanic population is coming from the U.S.-born population, and the U.S.-born population is … exhibiting signs of assimilation, and that’s reflected in economic indicators,” Jiménez told DailyMail.com. “‘They are doing better than their parents.”
See. Limiting immigration MAKES AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Let’s all learn this lesson, shall we?
Build that wall.
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