University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Newcomers to the Aloha State: A Portrait of Mexicans in Hawaii
Jeanne Batalova, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Monisha Das Gupta, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Sue P. Haglund, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
At this MPI report release, the panelists present their research, Newcomers to the Aloha State: Challenges and Prospects for Mexicans in Hawai`i, about the little-known yet growing Mexican community in Hawai`i. Drawing on a qualitative survey, in-depth interviews, and analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, MPI and University of Hawai`i researchers paint a picture of a population of Mexican-origin residents (foreign born and U.S. born of Mexican ancestry) that in many ways has different outcomes than both their Mexican-origin counterparts on the U.S. continent and the overall state population across a range of socioeconomic metrics.
Co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Ethnic Studies Department and College of Social Sciences