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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
    Abstract:

    Demographic description of Latino immigrants in South Bend using data from the American Community Survey and other sources, covering history of Latino immigration into area, reasons for coming, place of origin, residential patterns, economic situation and age distribution. Focuses on period 1990-2000 when the Latino population grew by 157%, the African-American population increased by 20% and the Caucasian population decreased by 11%.

    Date Published:
    2008-02-01
    Date Created:
    2008-02-01
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    Public
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    Document
  • Author(s):
    Claire Podgorski, Carolyn Rumer
    Abstract:

    Explains how the arduous requirements to become an authorized immigrant in the United States, the huge backlog of immigrant petitions and the number of years it takes to complete the process deter many migrants from even applying. Provides list of immigrant categories. Describes the empowering experiences of some who succeeded and went on to become naturalized citizens. Based on research in an immigration law office and participant observation and tutoring at a citizenship class.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
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    Public
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  • Author(s):
    William Cernanec, Robert Burkett
    Abstract:

    Provides a history of immigration law in the United States, beginning in the late 1800s and continuing to present day. Explains the prevalence of anti-immigrant sentiment in the US and the implications of SB 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill and similar bills in other states that followed. Finds a negative impact on the economy and social relationships and an increased fear of law enforcement in immigrants.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
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    Public
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  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun
    Abstract:

    Since the release of Latino subgroup population data by the Census Bureau in 2001, many Latino advocacy and community organizations, planners, and scholars have suspected that the official census enumeration represents a severe underestimate of Latino-origin group populations in all parts of the country.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
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    Public
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Jorge A. Bustamante
    Abstract:

    Account of Mexican immigration policies and immigration and emigration data in 2002-2003.

    Date Created:
    2003-12-12
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    Public
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sandra del Toro, Silvia Villa, Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    A report on new Latino settlement in suburban Chicago towns of Melrose Park, Bellwood, Stone Park, Maywood, and Northlake sponsored the Community Alliance a volunteer coalition working on behalf of the growing Latino population. Examines issues of poverty, language, and housing. Based on data from American Community Survey and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

    Date Created:
    2010-12-01
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    Public
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    Report