Chapter 2: Mexican Immigrants Then and Now

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Chapter 2: Mexican Immigrants Then and Now

"With the slowdown in recent immigration, Mexican immigrants living in the United States today are a more settled population than they were 25 years ago, an era before large numbers of their authorized and unauthorized fellow citizens crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Compared with 1990, Mexican immigrants in 2013 were considerably older (median age of 39 vs. 29), better educated (42% with high school diploma or more vs. 24%) and had been in the U.S. for longer (77% had been in the U.S. for more than a decade, compared with 50%)."

 

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  • Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. "Chapter 2: Mexican Immigrants Then and Now", Pew Research Center, November 19, 2015.
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