Researchers sought to understand the transnational experiences of Mexican origin immigrants. Researchers interviewed a small sample of Mexican origin college students attending a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located along the Texas-Mexico border and identified two distinct groups who performed well academically. Findings suggested that (1) the Mexican drug war is accelerating historic migration patterns, (2) the Latino student population is more socioeconomically diverse than is commonly assumed; and (3) the academic performance of two distinct groups may be masking the underperformance of other Mexican origin students.
|Keywords:||Mexican-American Students, Higher Education, Immigrant College Students, Minority Students, Fresas|
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, USA