Why are many Mexican American immigrants still poor?

As of 1998, the World Almanac reported that 28 percent of Mexican Americans, more than one out of four, lived below the poverty level.

Many of these are recent immigrants, and it is possible that education will help raise them from poverty. But the high school dropout rate among Mexican Americans is 50 percent, a problem rooted in poverty that makes continued poverty more likely.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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