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May 23, 2017

Some 37 percent of New Jersey’s children (747,000) lived in immigrant families or families with at least one foreign-born parent in 2015, according to the newly released 2017 New Jersey KidsCount report. A large majority of these children — 89 percent or 667,000 — are U.S. citizens. About 18 percent (131,000) live in families that do not earn 100 percent of the federal poverty level. That’s up 20 percent from 2011. KidsCount is published by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

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