Poverty Spreading to the suburbs.
Poverty is spreading and may be re-clustering in suburbs, where a majority of America's metropolitan poor now live.
The full report (pdf), The Enduring Challenge of Poverty in America, is about as vague as the Reuters article.
The only cause hinted at is the loss of manufacturing jobs, causing wide spread poverty.
Why poverty is re-clustering into the suburbs is not spelled out. The report does show immigration is increasing not only in urban and the suburbs, but also rural areas where extreme poverty is increasing proportionately and mentioned low skilled or unskilled workers from Latin America.
Ya know if the facts say something researchers should fess up and stop playing political correctness.
Throughout history, massive immigration that could not be absorbed would flood the labor market,and every time, repress wages, erode working conditions and thus generated extreme poverty. It also created pockets of subcultures, depending on the amount of influxes, which took longer to assimilate into U.S. society. The fact their findings imply the U.S. should enforce and place limits on immigration just should not be such a political football as is implied in this report.