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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Mexicans in New York

From the New York Times (where else?):

Mexican migration is transforming Hispanic New York in patterns more typical of other American cities. Yet because so many of the recent migrants are here illegally, there has been little demographic information about them.

Yesterday, however, new details emerged from an unusual study of nearly 5,000 Mexican migrants seeking identity documents at Mexican consulates in seven cities, including New York. Those surveyed in New York were more likely to say they were in the country illegally, to be under 30 and to be employed in hotels and restaurants than the applicants surveyed in other cities where Mexican settlement has a longer history.

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