Mexican Immigrants

Immigration
8:00 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Texas: Immigrant Population Growing, Migration Routes Changing

Credit CBP Photography

Texas has one of the largest populations of “unauthorized” immigrants in the nation, and it is the only state that didn’t have a significant drop as did California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York according to data Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. 

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Immigration
8:01 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Immigration Reform: Up Close and Personal in SW Kansas

Mexican immigrant Cornelius Peters is consoled by his immigration lawyer Michael Feltman after finding out his father had just died in Mexico. Peters has been working on becoming a resident for 13 years but, in the meantime, couldn’t visit his family in Mexico.
Credit Fernando Salaza / The Wichita Eagle

People value hard work in SW Kansas.  In an area where the unemployment rate is significantly below the national average, workers are needed.  The Wichita Eagle gave a glimpse into the struggles of being an immigrant.   

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High Plains History Episode
6:24 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Mexican Immigrants Influence Southwest Kansas Community

Garden City has prospered by the labor, customs, and culture of hardworking immigrants from Old Mexico.