TUESDAY, JAN 31, 2017

NY Times Article on Banned Immigrant Groups Features Social Explorer Data and Analysis

nytlogo152x23Donald Trump's executive order severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends refugee admission for 120 days, and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely. The New York Times feature "Immigrants From Banned Nations: Educated, Mostly Citizens and Found in Every State" explores the demographics of American residents from these seven countries. Susan Weber and Andrew A. Beveridge of Socialexplorer.com analyzed the American Community Survey for the article and maps.

The data and maps illuminate socioeconomic trends about these groups, who collectively make up about two percent of the nation's foreign born population. Learn more about their educational backgrounds, incomes, arrival waves, and settlement patterns.

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The article also reveals that "Of the more than 856,000 immigrants, visa holders and green-card holders originally from the countries affected by the ban, just three are known to have carried out violent attacks inside the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, according to David Sterman, an analyst at the New America think tank who maintains a database of terrorist attacks in the United States."

Click here for the full article.

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