Samuel P. Huntington, author of The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World El desafío hispano: en el siguiente texto, el académico Samuel P.. El autor comenta un ensayo del conocido sociólogo norteamericano Samuel P. En su ensayo «El desafío hispano» Samuel P. Huntington, el mundialmente. “Polémico libro del académico estadounidense Samuel Huntington. ” Huntington, el desafío hispano y el contexto político” (El Universal – John Bailey) (

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Hispanic organizations play a central role in inducing the U. Illegal entries would diminish dramatically. Informer U.

Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts Sign Up. Mexicans do not forget these events.

In the long run, however, numbers are power, particularly in dexafio multicultural society, a political democracy, and a consumer economy. Second- or third-generation Mexican Americans who were brought up speaking only English have learned Spanish as adults and are encouraging their children to become fluent in it.

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Already have an account? The early Cuban immigrants in South Florida were largely middle and upper class. This reality poses a fundamental question: Despite the opposition of large majorities of Americans, Spanish is joining the language of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and the Kennedys as the language of the United States.

Mexicans accounted for 58 percent of the total illegal population in the United States in ; byan estimated 4. In other words, immigrants arrive in the United States after crossing several thousand miles of ocean. In the midth century, English speakers from the British Isles dominated immigration into the United States. Mexican immigration differs from past immigration and most other contemporary immigration due to a combination of six factors: At the same time, Mexicans and other Hispanics were also establishing beachheads elsewhere.


Hispanics, however, have tended to concentrate regionally: They dispersed into many enclaves in rural areas and major cities throughout the Northeast and Midwest.

This situation is unique for the United States and the world. They call attention to and celebrate their Hispanic and Mexican past, as in the ceremonies and festivities in Madrid, New Mexico, attended by the vice president of Spain, honoring the establishment years earlier of the first European settlement in the Southwest, almost a decade before Jamestown.

Once again Samuel Huntington has written an important book that is certain to provoke a lively debate and to shape our national conversation about who we are. To them one must also add the huge numbers of Mexicans who each year enter the United States illegally.

Subsequent immigrants were more lower class. Inonly Combine with… No authors suggested. Desafko up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts. Regional Concentration The U. To be sure, as Harvard University political scientist Jorge I. Persistence Previous waves of immigrants eventually subsided, the proportions coming from individual countries fluctuated greatly, and, afterimmigration was reduced to a trickle. Log in Sign Up Create a Foreign Policy account to access 3 articles per month and free newsletters developed by policy experts Loading.

On all these dimensions, Mexican immigration is fundamentally different. Huntington, Richard Thomas father. Brazilians, Argentines, Chileans, Colombians, and Venezuelans flooded into Miami, bringing their money with them. Contemporary Mexican and, more broadly, Latin American immigration is without precedent in U.


The Cubans did not, in the traditional pattern, create an enclave immigrant neighborhood. Most immigrant groups have desafoo fertility rates than natives, and hence the impact of immigration is felt heavily in schools.

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Yet they are high compared to the highly dispersed sources of immigrants before World War I, and compared to other contemporary immigrants.

The wages of low-income U. These percentages do not equal the rates of immigrants who came from Ireland between andor from Germany in the s and s. America was created by 17th- and 18th-century settlers who were desaffio white, British, and Protestant.

This group increased by almost 10 percent from to and has now become larger than blacks. AboutMexicans legally migrated to the United States in the s; 1, in the s; and 2, in the s. Such dramatic rejections of the United States and assertions of Mexican identity are not limited to an extremist minority in the Mexican-American community.

Demographically, socially, and culturally, the reconquista re-conquest of sl Southwest United States by Mexican immigrants is well underway. Another major difference concerns the relations of Cubans and Mexicans with their countries of origin. The highly diversified immigration into New York, for example, creates the problem of teachers dealing with classes containing students who may speak 20 different languages at home.