Immigrants' Children: A Foot In Two Worlds
May 31, 2009 Many college-age children of immigrants in the U.S. say they feel an obligation to their parents to date or marry within their ethnicity. That helps explain Census data showing that fewer American-born children of immigrants are marrying outside their ethnic group.
April 15, 2009 Children living in immigrant families are more likely to be poor than those whose parents were born in the U.S., but these same children are far less likely to receive public benefits to which they are entitled. Advocacy groups are now trying to help these families navigate the registration process.
April 11, 2009 James Jacobson, now a media producer in Maui, says his values and work ethic are grounded in the experiences of his parents, who left Germany as young children. "Knowing that you can turn something bad into something good is very much formative of how I approach business, how I approach my life," he says.
April 8, 2009 Abel Maldonado is a Republican state senator who cast the pivotal vote in California's prolonged budget debate. Maldonado is a successful businessman and rising political star, but he won't forget his immigrant parents' humble beginnings in the U.S.
April 7, 2009 As many major nationwide news organizations are sinking in the tough economy, the "ethnic media," news organizations that tailor content toward the sons and daughters of immigrants, are thriving with growing audiences. Multiplatform interactions — television, radio and the Internet — are popular.
April 5, 2009 Award-winning authors Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz and Samina Ali all came to this country as children. As part of NPR's series on the children of immigrants, these writers offer perspective on the transformation of immigrants in America as the next generation assimilates.