Most children of immigrants in Arkansas live in or near poverty, study finds

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Children who are immigrants or have at least one immigrant parent are more likely to live in or near poverty in Arkansas than their counterparts in any other state, advocates said Tuesday, calling for policy changes to increase the group's access to education and work.

By the numbers

Arkansas children in immigrant families

TotalAsian and Pacific IslanderBlackHispanicWhite*Two or more categories

81,00010,5001,60055,9009,700*3,200

*Note: Hispanic, which refers to ancestry from a Spanish-speaking country and doesn’t refer to a specific race, is treated as a distinct category.

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation Race for Results 2017 Policy Report

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