Video: 50 Shades of Latino


Hm, good to be reminded!

Latino Trends from the Pew Research Center


March 09, 2017

Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035

For most of the past half-century, adults in the U.S. Baby Boom generation – those born after World War II and before 1965 – have been the main driver of the nation’s expanding workforce. But as this large generation heads into retirement, the increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly, and immigrants will play the primary role in the future growth of the working-age population, according to new Pew Research Center projections.

What do US Latinos Think About Latino Issues in the USA? Pew Research Center:



February 24, 2017

Latinos and the new Trump administration

Hispanics are divided about their place in America after Trump’s election. A growing share says the situation of U.S. Latinos is worsening, and about half worry they or someone they know might be deported.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston.

How Hispanic police officers view their jobs

Overall, Hispanic officers hold views similar to those of white officers on a variety of issues related to recent high-profile incidents between blacks and police. But when it comes to working with federal authorities on enforcing immigration laws, the views of Hispanic officers align more closely with those of black officers.

National identity: What it takes to truly be ‘one of us’

Debates over what it means to be a “true” American, Australian, German or other nationality have often highlighted the importance of a person being born in a particular country. But a survey finds that people generally place a relatively low premium on a person’s birthplace and that language far and away is seen as the most critical to national identity.

Attitudes toward increasing diversity in the U.S.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say an increasing number of people from different races, ethnic groups and nationalities in the U.S. makes the country a better place to live.



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Hispanic Traditions: Happy Three Kings Day! Families Celebrate a Cherished Tradition


This also happens in my home country of Germany, just in a different way.  Read more here

Is America losing Español?


Will Spanish go the same path as other immigrant languages before?  Read more here:

PEW Research Center Hispanic Trends


In the 2016 fiscal year there were 408,870 apprehensions at the Southwest border, up from 331,333 in fiscal 2015.

December 30, 2016

Pew Research Center’s most-read research in 2016

Pew Research Center published 125 reports and more than 400 blog posts in 2016, covering a wide array of topics. As the year draws to a close, take a look back at our research that attracted the most readers.

Also: 16 striking findings from 2016

Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November

The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015, according to an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. The increase was fueled in part by a jump in the number of apprehensions of people traveling in family units.

U.S. immigrant deportations fall to lowest level since 2007

The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.

More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

New data from the Census Bureau show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in languages other than English in future elections, a slight increase from five years ago.

Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death, U.S. election

Americans name the 10 most significant historic events of their lifetimes

Latinos made economic strides in 2015 after years of few gains

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