Polling editor: Immigrants bring income inequality to the US

Real Clear Politics Washington editor Carl Cannon on Tuesday said that immigrants bring income inequality to the U.S. saying that some that a number of Asian immigrants that come here are “very rich.”

"You have 20 million or so Asian-Americans, a quarter of them are from China, and some 60 percent of them come here and they're immigrants, so this is not an inequality in the United States issue, they come here," Cannon told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

Cannon was responding to a new Pew Research study, which showed rising income inequality among Asians in the U.S.

"And some of them are very rich because they bought their way in under this special visa program, most of them are working class people. Income inequality comes here. The real question and would take a much deeper study than a poll is, what are we doing with them when they get here?" he continued.

The survey found that Asians in the top 10 percent of income distribution make 10.7 times as much as Asians in the bottom 10 percent of income distribution.

— Julia Manchester