- Author: UCLA Newsroom by Jessica Wolf
More than 10,000 adults offered their thoughts on health care reform, immigration, climate change and other issues.
To capture a demographically and geographically diverse snapshot of the electorate, the survey queried more than 10,000 people and was conducted in five languages.
Initial findings from a UCLA-led nationwide survey of more than 10,000 adults reveal some of the differences and similarities among whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians when it comes to the White House agenda on immigration, taxes and health care reform.
Survey results showed significant differences in support toward both improving the Affordable Care Act and federal...
Undergraduates who are in the United States illegally face numerous challenges in their pursuit of a higher education, including anxieties about paying for college, fears of deportation, and worries about being accepted on campuses, according to a report released by The Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education, at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The report, "In the Shadows of the Ivory Tower: Undocumented Undergraduates and the Liminal State of Immigration Reform," is based on a yearlong survey of 909 undergraduate students from 55 countries. Participants...
The Public Policy Institute of California published recently a fact sheet which indicates that California is home to more than two million undocumented immigrants. This short piece offers facts and figures about where these immigrants come from, where they live, what kinds of work they do, and more. The PPIC site also offers two maps that illustrate the geographic distribution of undocumented immigrants for all zip codes in California.
- California is home to more than two million undocumented immigrants.
No representative national...
- 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...