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Document Number: 5627

The Rise of the Second Generation: Changing Patterns in Hispanic Population Growth - Growing rapidly since 1970, first-generation Hispanics those born outside the United States comprised 40% of the overall Hispanic population in 2000. The authors predict that this share will fall, as second-generation Hispanics those born in the United States with at least one foreign-born parent become the largest share of the U.S. Hispanic population by 2020. This demographic shift will present the U.S. education system with new challenges, as schools are faced with educating native-born students being raised by immigrant parents. (Roberto Suro and Jeffrey S. Passel, Pew Hispanic Center, October 2003)...

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