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Latino Adaptations and Connections in Rural America
Rural Connections. USDA Western Rural Development Center (2013)
  • Refugio I. Rochin
Abstract

A majority of rural Latinos are immigrants or the first sons and daughters of immigrants from Mexico. They arrive to survive, earn income, raise and support family and work hard without burdening public services. I offer a personal account of rural Latinos, partly through the lives of my parents, to explain Latino adaptations and contributions in America. Who are rural Latinos, how did they arrive, why and, what are their experiences and issues?

Keywords
  • Immigrants,
  • Migrants,
  • Caló,
  • Latinos,
  • Hispanics,
  • Rural America
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Publisher Statement
Rural Connections presents articles on both opportunities and challenges for residents and communities of the U.S. west; to provide insights and research for public interest and policies.
Citation Information
Refugio I. Rochin. "Latino Adaptations and Connections in Rural America" Rural Connections. USDA Western Rural Development Center Vol. 8 Iss. I (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/refugio_rochin/10/