• Mary Waters


Achieving Equal Opportunity and Justice: The Integration of Latina/o Immigrants into American Society. Mary Waters, February 2016, Paper. "Achieving equal opportunity and justice for immigrants requires a concerted effort toward their full and social, economic, and political integration. In 2013, more than 40 million foreign-born immigrants lived in the United States, representing 13% of the population—the largest proportion of whom trace their origins to Latin America. Latina/o immigrants are more likely than other immigrant groups to concentrate in low-income occupations and to experience limited educational attainment, poor health outcomes, poverty, and discrimination. These experiences place Latina/o immigrants and their children at higher risk of marginalization. Their successful integration is one of the most significant challenges, as well as one of the most underrecognized opportunities, for American society." Link