Study Finds Many Mexican Immigrants To Texas Are Educated And Upwardly-Mobile

Using census data, researchers learned that educated immigrants have settled in both big cities and border communities, especially those with economic ties to Mexico.

By Terri LangfordMay 9, 2019 1:33 pm,

in one of his many memorable stories for the Dallas Morning News,reporter Alfredo Corchado wrote last summer:

“On any given weekend, walk into the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Colinas and listen to the sound of Spanish spoken not by gardeners, or the waitstaff, but by country club members. ‘It’s like I never left Monterrey,’ said one businessman, who is among hundreds of thousands of the elite and upwardly-mobile who have moved to the U.S. and are reshaping the image of the Mexican immigrant from construction and farm workers to high-powered executives and job creators.”

A report released Thursday appears to confirm a growing trend.

Andrew Selee is a longtime immigration scholar, author and now president of the Migration policy institute, which released the new study profiling highly-skilled Mexican immigrants in the U.S.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How the study was conducted

– What percentage upwardly-mobile immigrants are legally authorized to be in the U.S.

– Where highly-educated immigrants live

Written by Shelly Brisbin.