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Making Los Angeles Home – The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States - California Scholarship Online
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Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Rafael "Alarcon, Luis Escala, Olga Odgers, and Roger Waldinger


This book examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. In doing so, it provides an overview of Mexican migration and integration to the United States. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the book analyzes four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process (economic, social, cultural, and political) and shows that there is no single path for its achievement, but instead an array of strategies that yield different results. However, the analysis also shows that immigrants' successful integration essent ... More

Keywords: integration strategies, Mexican immigrants, Los Angeles, immigrant integration, successful integration, legal status

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520284852
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284852.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rafael "Alarcon, author
University of California, Berkeley, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte,"

Luis Escala, author

Olga Odgers, author

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