Latin American Immigrants in the United States

Monday, December 03, 2012

There is unquestionably an emerging middle class in Latin America. But what about Latinos here in the United States?

Eileen Diaz-McConnell is an associate professor at Arizona State University. She specializes in Latino demographics, particularly on the rate of homeownership in those demographics.

"People continue to want to come here," Diaz-McConnell says of immigration to the United States. But with an emerging middle class in Latin America, the American Dream isn't quite what it used to be.  

Latinos were an important demographic in the last election though, and perhaps, as politics change to accommodate this new population, economics will follow. 


Eileen Diaz-McConnell

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The United States of America is a trademark dream of a place where struggling families can come and make good...That dream still holds true for people who cherish individual, ideological freedoms; you can come here and think and be who you want to be (for the most part.) Financial freedoms of becoming middle class; owning your own home,etc... might be more difficult to attain.

Dec. 03 2012 01:26 PM

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