"The Health Toll of Immigration"

"A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they tend to live shorter lives than the parents."

"The pattern goes against any notion that moving to America improves every aspect of life. It also demonstrates that at least in terms of health, worries about assimilation for the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants are mistaken. In fact, it is happening all too quickly.

'There’s something about life in the United States that is not conducive to good health across generations,' said Robert A. Hummer, a social demographer at the University of Texas at Austin."

Sabrina Tavernise reports for the New York Times May 19, 2013.

Source: NY Times, 05/21/2013