Download PDF by Steven Otfinoski: 1990s to 2010 (Hispanic America)

By Steven Otfinoski

ISBN-10: 0761441808

ISBN-13: 9780761441809

ISBN-10: 0761446257

ISBN-13: 9780761446255

The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was known as the hot international.

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Elián was rescued. American officials released him to his American relatives, who took him to their home in Little Havana, in Miami. Castro demanded that the boy be returned to Cuba and his father, who was divorced from his mother. Elián’s father’s cousin, Marisleysis Gonzalez, said, “His mother lost her life for him to be here. ” Elián Gonzalez plays baseball at his home in Miami, Florida, in 1999 before he was made to return to Cuba. 1990 S TO 44 2010 The administration of President Bill Clinton, however, saw no way that Elián could stay.

Between 1994 and 2006, the average Hispanic household income increased by 20 percent, from $31,500 a year to $37,800 a year. In that same time period the total number of skilled, blue-collar jobs held by Hispanics more than doubled, from 11 percent to 25 percent. In 1995, about 30 percent of all Hispanic Americans lived below the poverty level. In 2006, this number dropped to about 20 percent. 1990 S TO 62 2010 Many young Hispanics are using education to help them achieve what they want to in their lives.

The wall seemed to have some effect on illegal crossings. The number of people held at the border fell 17 percent in 2008. Yet it is estimated that up to two thousand immigrants a day still cross the southwest border. Other anti-immigrant strategies have been implemented. For example, a new Arizona state law punishes any employer who knowingly hires undocumented workers. Yet as of March 2008, not one employer had been punished for violating this law. While the debate rages on, illegal workers find themselves locked into low-paying jobs with little financial security and few rights to health care and other benefits.

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