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By Steven Otfinoski

ISBN-10: 0761441808

ISBN-13: 9780761441809

The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was referred to as the recent global.

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Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas, to California. The department’s goal was to complete 670 miles (1,078 km) of the fencing by the end of 2008, but only half of that amount was completed on time. Given the controversy surrounding “the wall,” as many locals call the 50-foot-high (15-meter-high) fence, it was no surprise that the deadline was not met. 1990 S TO 36 2010 National Guardsmen weld a section of the wall separating Mexico from Arizona in an effort to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States.

In 2004, about half of third-generation Hispanics who got married were married to non-Hispanic spouses. Economic and political power will also be key factors in integrating Hispanics into the American mainstream. Let us look at these two important factors in terms of the progress that is being made today and the challenges that lie ahead. E C O N O M I C S A N D E D U C AT I O N The last few decades have seen tremendous economic gains for Hispanic Americans. Between 1994 and 2006, the average Hispanic household income increased by 20 percent, from $31,500 a year to $37,800 a year.

The agreement, which went into effect on January 1, 1994, ended most tariffs (trade taxes) among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Supporters of NAFTA said that increased trade would boost the Mexican economy and give fewer Mexicans reason to immigrate to the United States. At the same time, NAFTA would result in more high-paying jobs for American workers. Those against NAFTA say it has mostly benefited business owners, not workers. Some American businessmen have moved their operations to Mexico, where labor and operating costs are lower.

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