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  • Author(s):
    Kyla Wargel, Molly Sammon
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    Examines how Mexicans and other Latinos adapt to living in South Bend through the discussion of various assimilation processes, in particular changing family, social, and gender roles. Analyzes immigrant youth and violence and various programs aimed at violence reduction and reformation. Provides an overview of Latinos participation in varying social settings such as church, medical, and education services.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
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    Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimilation and acculturation across first, second and third generation Mexicans. Explores the relationship of generation to educational achievement, income, wealth, food culture and religious observance.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Erika Daley, Christine Hall
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    Describes the healthcare needs and obstacles to access facing Latinos nationally and in South Bend. Focuses on language and financial barriers to healthcare. Informs healthcare practitioners about some of Mexicans’ popular healthcare beliefs and practices. Reports on culturally and linguistically sensitive diabetes outreach programs of two local hospitals. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Maria Moreno, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
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    Descripción demográfica de los inmigrantes latinos en South Bend utilizando datos de la American Community Survey (ACS) la Comunidad Estadounidense, entre otras fuentes, provee información sobre los patrones de migración interna y residenciales de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos en esta área, los motivos por los cuales se mudaron y su distribución de edad, nacionalidad y fluidez económica. La información analizada corresponde al periodo entre los años 1990 y 2000, durante el cual la població…

    Date Published:
    2008
    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
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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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  • Author(s):
    Nicole Yergler, Alisha Wilkinson
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    Explores why migrants from Mexico make up less than one percent of the homeless population in South Bend.  Investigates the residential patterns and housing situations and conditions of Mexican immigrants.  In English and Spanish. Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de la población sin hogar en South Bend. Investiga los patrones residenciales y el estado y calidad de vivienda de los inmigrantes mexicanos. En Inglés y Español.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Joey Leary, Sophia Cortez
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    Discusses relationship between cities, poverty and gangs nationally and in South Bend. Discusses Mexican involvement in local gangs and themes of location, ethnic composition, motivation, popular media’s influence and gang violence. Reports on youth boxing programs and other measures to help local youth avoid gangs. In English and Spanish.

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    2008-12-01
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    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Victor Cruz, Jr., Stephen Oliva
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    Discusses varying documentation status within Latino families and the differing coping mechanisms within these heterogeneous families. Examines how political discourse is used to vilify immigrants. Presents various policy implications to the current immigrant reality and underscores these policies with personal undocumented immigrant narratives.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Claire Podgorski, Carolyn Rumer
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    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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  • Author(s):
    William Cernanec, Robert Burkett
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    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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  • Author(s):
    Katharine Feeley, Erin Jelm
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    Looks at changing definitions of family within Latino families, including an erosion of gendered roles in Latino homes and a shift toward more traditional nuclear families separate from traditional Mexican tendencies to live among extended family members after marriage. Study is based on interviews with various immigrant couples from D.F., Mexico at La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, IN. Findings indicate a strong focus on collectivism, respeto, and confianza among married couples in the U.S. …

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Grace Girardot, Scott Coppa
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    Examines the hidden conditions of migrant farm work in around South Bend and Southwestern Michigan. Describes the history of farm work in the U.S., legislation governing farm labor, living conditions of migrant workers, and potential ways to improve the lives of farmworkers.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
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