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New Study Has Some Bad News About The Immigrant Experience In The U.S.—And We're Not Surprised

By Collin Gossel

President Trump's approaches to immigration have been markedly different from those of President Obama. Within the first year of his Presidency, Trump instituted immigration bans on certain countries, moved to end The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and began mass deportations through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). TransferWise, a money transferring platform that seeks to tear down borders by making international money exchanges easier, teamed up with Pollfish to see how these new policies are affecting the average life of an immigrant in the United States. Big surprise: they're not making it easier.

Source: TransferWise

An overwhelming 81% of immigrants (more than 3 out of 4) have reported feeling discriminated against. These feelings are especially notable among Arabs, who are 15% more likely to feel this way. Young people, aged 18-24, were 25% more likely to experience feelings of discrimination, which checks out with the two places immigrants will most likely encounter racism: school (17%) and work (18%).

62% of immigrants have been called "an offensive cultural or ethnic term." Also notably, 50% of U.S. natives have also experienced this, with black and Arab males experiencing this discrimination most often.