The average U.S. income from the bottom 90% of tax filers dropped as the immigration rate grew over the last 43 years, according to a new congressional report.
In a report to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found the average reported income from the bottom 90% of tax filers dropped from 1970’s $33,621 down to $30,980 in 2013. The report noted the 43-year period saw a 7.9% decline in average income. During the same time frame, the estimated immigrant population in the U.S. increased from 9.74 million to approximately 41.3 million, an increase of 324.5%.
Posted 4/25/15 by Andrew Lewis