05/29/2009 - A majority of Hispanic children are now the U.S.-born children of immigrants, primarily Mexicans who came to this country in an immigration wave that began around 1980, according to a report released yesterday.
The analysis of Census data by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center charts a demographic shift among the nation's 16 million Hispanic children, who are one of the fastest-growing child populations in the United States and already account for more than one out of five U.S. children.
As recently as 1980, nearly six in 10 Latino children were in the third generation or higher, meaning their parents, and often their grandparents and great-grandparents, were native-born U.S. citizens.
Read the full article Most Latino Children in U.S. Were Born Here, Study Says on the Boston Globe's Web site.