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Are male immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during 1995-99 making as much economic progress as male immigrants who arrived in 1965-69?

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Unlike new immigrants during the 1960s, who rapidly increased their incomes, immigrants in recent decades have been economically stagnant. Male immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during 1965-69 earned an average of 24% less than native-born workers of the same age. Ten years later, they were earning 12% less. Twenty years later, they were earning 2% less. Forty years later, they were earning 18% more. In contrast, male immigrants who arrived in 1995-99 earned an average of 27% less than native-born workers of the same age. Ten years later, they were still earning 27% less. This lack of economic progress is correlated with low education levels and limited progress in learning to speak English.

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