Remittances by Dominicans represent a fifth of their paychecks
New York.– Among the immigrants who earn the least money in the United States, Dominicans are those who send the largest percentage of their earnings back to their home country.
According to Manuel Orozco, a scholar with Inter-American Dialogue quoted by hispanicallyspeakingnews.com, among migrants earning US$25,000 a year or less, those coming from the Dominican Republic set aside an average of 19 percent of their pay to send home in the form of remittances.
“Dominicans are a low-income Latino population in the United States. They live in an expensive area in New York, and so they have a high cost of living with low earnings,” Orozco told the press.
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