A new study shows that local Latino workers are hitting a “blue‐collar” ceiling, with at least 40 percent of
US‐born Mexican‐Americans working in the same low‐paying, low‐skilled industries as their Mexico‐born
immigrant counterparts—a trend that, like frustrating Latino high school drop‐out rates, has not changed
over the last decade. The study, done by Chicago’s DePaul University, was released 12/15/11 by the New
Journalism on Latino Children (NJLC) project. The full study is available at latinoedbeat.org/

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