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Only about 7 percent of 25-34 year old workers born in the U.S. have not completed high school. In contrast, about 26 percent of recent immigrants in that age group have not obtained a high school diploma. (Recent immigrants are foreign-born persons who entered the country from 1996 to 2000.)

At the same time recent immigrants age 25-34, are more than twice as likely as their U.S.-born counterparts to have a master's or higher degree

Large numbers of legal immigrants come to the United States from Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines.



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