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Analysis: Majority of English-Language-Learner Students Born In US

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:47pm
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An analysis by the D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute finds a majority of English-language-learner students in the U.S. are born in the U.S.

Looking at Census data, MPI determined 82 percent of pre-K- to fifth-grade ELL students, and 65 percent of sixth- to 12th-grade ELL students were born here rather than abroad.

Jeanne Batalova is a senior policy analyst and a demographer at the Migration Policy Institute.

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