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Document Number: 8178

Children of Immigrants: National and State Characteristics - Current state information on children of immigrants is essential for social policies that affect children and families. This brief describes the national and state characteristics of children of immigrants. Since children of immigrants account for 24 percent of children under age 5, their share in the school-age population will increase, with important implications for education policy. (Karina Fortuny, Randy Capps, Margaret Simms and Ajay Chaudry, The Urban Institute, August 2009)...

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