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  • Author(s):
    Fatima Monterrubio, Hector Avitia
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    Examines speech behavior, language ideology and bilingualism in South Bend in the context of theories of linguistic assimilation, bilingualism, nationalism and language policies in the United States. Analyzes results of a language survey completed by Latino youth, which reveals values and ideologies of English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
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    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
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    2008-02-01
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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):
    Heidi Eckstein
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    Study of how Mexican immigrants in South Bend participate politically, either in the United States or Mexico or both. Seeks to fill a gap in the current knowledge base while providing a different viewpoint on their assimilation and transnational behavior. Adding a political dimension to current research is a step towards a more holistic picture of the Mexican community in South Bend. Actions in the political sphere provide an additional framework to describe and measure both assimilation into…

    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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