The Immigrant Bargain

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sociologist Vivian Louie examines whether today's immigrants, especially Latinos, are integrating into American society as well and as successfully as their European counterparts did in the 19th and 20th centuries. Louie’s book Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of 37 foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their 76 young adult offspring, looking at how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture.


Vivian Louie

Comments [6]


LL's question/comment pointing out to the "native New Yorker" author that despite her accent and phony enthusiasm she still looks like her genes was priceless...

Oct. 08 2012 01:22 PM
Pablo Alto from Da. Bronx

What about Puerto Ricans, the true groundbreakers for Latinos in America?

Oct. 08 2012 12:51 PM
antonio from baySide

Can the guest compare how the variable of race has effected recent immigrants vs the past ones?

i.e Both experiences weren't as clear cut. Irish, Italians and Jews weren't "white" from the beginning....

Oct. 08 2012 12:46 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The purpose of the president's policy was to get re-elected: Senator Rubio was about to publish an overall immigration reform policy.

Oct. 08 2012 12:46 PM
Enrique from New York

"Illegal Aliens" are indeed immigrants. They are here having arrived from other lands just like the original Mayflower Pilgrims came to this continent without any "documents." Would you call them illegal?

Oct. 08 2012 12:27 PM

First and foremost, illegal aliens are not immigrants. Somehow, I have a feeling that this simple fact is ignored by the author-guest.

Oct. 08 2012 12:12 PM

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