Latino Migration Paper

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This research paper proves how Latinos migrate to the United States with a different expectation of what the reality is. It develops a common understanding of the reasons of why Latinos migrated to the United States during the 20th and 21st century. In this paper, answers can be found to certain questions such as, what were Latinos looking for when they migrated?, What were they expecting?, and How was it after they migrated?. Furthermore, it focuses on the experiences of undocumented Latino immigrants rather than focusing on the entire Latino community in general. Some statistics about the Latino population in the United States are provided. Moreover, it discusses the problems undocumented Latino immigrants face when they arrive into the …show more content…
In the 20th century, many countries from Latin America were having political and economic issues. These were the primary reasons of why people decided to migrate to the United States (Gonzalez, 2000). A result to the Latino immigration, in 2007 there were 45.5 million of Latinos in the United States population (Fry, 2008). It was a very big number in that year compared to previous years. Moreover, it is important to understand that Latino immigrants are not an unified group. There are two types of Latino immigrants; documented and undocumented immigrants. Both groups were migrating during that time. By way of contrast, undocumented immigrants tend to experience a harder process of immigration than documented immigrants. The reason to this is because most of the undocumented immigrants have to go through a harder path in order to get into the United States (Cammisa, 2009). Latinos migrate to the United States with a different expectation of what the reality is. They migrate because they want to have a better future for them and their families. Many of them are discriminated, and they do not receive all the benefits existing in the United States. Even though undocumented immigrants put their life at risk when migrating to the United States, and experience different issues in this country, they benefit the economy of this country by the work they do and the taxes they