Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky’s new book, Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigration Success, proves many of the current polarizing myths about immigrants are untrue. Co-authored with Princeton economics Professor Leah Boustan, the book analyzed whether previous generations of immigrants enjoyed rags to riches lives and quickly assimilated into life in America, while today’s immigrants are “taking over” the country and are often criminals.
The authors found that much of today’s negative political rhetoric about immigration is untrue, and in fact just like previous generations of immigrants, today:
The authors’ research also found that:
Abramitzky is an immigrant who moved to the U.S. from Israel in 1999 to pursue a Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern University. His parents were also immigrants who left Poland during the war to relocate to Israel.
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