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12/13/2012 09:59 am ET

Census Shows It's Time To Invest In Latino Children, Say Experts

By 2060 Latinos will be nearly one of every three Americans, according to the latest Census report released today. As the immigration and globalization expert Marcelo Suarez-Orozco said to the Associated Press, “the fastest growing demographic is the children of immigrants.” Even though immigration – as well as birth rates – have slowed down significantly, Latino and other minority children are now almost half of all schoolchildren k-12, and they are the majority of students in states like Texas and California.

“How Hispanic youth come of age and what types of education and jobs they get will have implications for how the country will be in 2060,” says Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center.

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