Many Latinos come to the United States everyday in hopes of starting a better life, but starting over is not an easy task. There are many challenges for Latinos that come with moving to the United States that Latinos born in the United States face as well. Some of the most glaring challenges are discrimination, immigration, and the language barrier. Hispanics are mainly discriminated against by race and wage. Immigration creates many problems for them because of the difficulty to gain citizenship. Each challenge Hispanics face has a deep impact on their lives.
Many assume since it is 2015, discrimination is over, but the opposite is true. Discrimination is still prevalent in America, especially toward the Latino community. The Pew Research Center polled …show more content…
The National Journal reports that in Bridgeport, Connecticut the average white worker makes $40.19 per hour while the average Latino only makes $ 27.82 per hour. Another report from the National Partnership for Women and Families shows Latinas earn 56 cents for every dollar a white male makes. This is a problem because the same organization also reports 40% of married Latinas are responsible for at least half of the family income which leads to 40% of Latina dependent households being impoverished. Many American citizens want to dissolve this issue as currently 68% of voters in the United States support policies intending to eliminate wage discrimination. Even though the previous statistic did not specify Hispanics, it was focused more on gender; it shows that some Americans believe in equality and that maybe those attitudes will transfer to fighting for racial and wage equality for Hispanics.
Immigration to the United States is one of the major challenges for Hispanics. Due to the difficult process of becoming a citizen, many Latinos come to the U.S. illegally. In