In 2013, 27% of children in immigrant families had parents without secure employment, compared to 32% of kids in U.S.-born families. Although they are more likely to have parents with full-time year-round employment, kids in immigrant families are more likely to live in low-income working families than their U.S.-born counterparts (37% vs. 22%). Discrepancy in income may help explain this trend. In 2013, the median family income among immigrant families with children was $49,600, compared to $61,600 for kids in U.S.-born families.
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