- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.
The study by UC Irvine professor Frank Bean and three other researchers documented the persistent educational disadvantages for such children — who number 3.8 million, with about 80 percent born in the United States.
The study's authors said their findings highlighted the need to...
- Author: Norma De la Vega
Undocumented immigrants from Mexico are much less likely to have a physician visit in the previous year and a usual source of care compared to documented immigrants from Mexico, according to a study of UCLA School of Public Health.
Although Mexican immigrants represent the largest immigrant group residing in the US, only 22 percent are US citizens. Among non-citizen immigrants from Mexico, 2.3 million are lawful permanent residents, and the remaining 6.9 million are undocumented. The number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico has been growing rapidly since the early 1990s. Undocumented Mexican immigrants in the US currently...