The President's recent remarks on immigration were widely characterized as offensive. The problem was not so much how he characterized Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa (although that was hardly diplomatic), but rather the implication that immigrants from those places share the bad qualities of their homeland. So I decided to a take a look at some data on average family income by ethnicity. Haitian Americans average ,541, which is below the national average, but well above the average for African Americans (,931) and Mexican Americans (,000). Immigrants from countries such as Somalia tend to be quite poor, reflecting their status as refugees. On the other hand, immigrants from Nigeria and Ghana
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