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67% Hispanic immigrants in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article, Jason Richwine PhD "The importance of English literacy cannot be overstated. Without language proficiency, immigrant families will find it difficult to succeed...Policymakers should take note."
Article author: 
Paul Bedard
Article publisher: 
Washington Examiner
Article date: 
June 22, 2017
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
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[...] A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate.

And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to ...

A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate.

The children of Hispanics don't score much better, said CIS. "The children of Hispanic immigrants score at the 34th percentile, and 22 percent are below basic. In addition, just 5 percent of second-generation Hispanics have 'elite' literacy skills, compared to 14 percent of natives overall," said the report ...