Immigrants are not Educated

The Claim:

CIS talks all the time about the education levels of immigrants. Their researchers frequently like to attack immigrants—and unauthorized immigrants in particular—for their lack of education. To this point, they’ve published work by Jason Richwine who argued in his dissertation that genetic differences in intelligence and aptitude exist between whites, Asians, and other races.

The Problem:

Today’s immigrants are more educated

A recent Pew study shows that those coming to the U.S. are much better educated than their counterparts of 50 years ago. In fact, Pew’s findings highlight that throughout the past 50 years, newly-arrived immigrants have been more likely than their U.S.-born peers to have finished at least a bachelor’s degree.