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Latino Stories

The United States has often been called a nation of immigrants and most families have stories about immigration and migration in their immediate or distant past. But the origins of immigrants to the United States and their experiences vary considerably.

According to the 2000 United State census, about 12.5 percent of the entire population is Latino, the largest ethnic minority group in the nation. 51 percent of the foreign-born in the U.S. are Latino and of that number, over one-fourth are Mexican.

But the experiences of Latinos today, as in earlier times, are often different. In this section, explore Latino stories and see some of the complexities of immigration.

Mexican home, 1956
Mexican home, 1956
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