Are most Hispanics in the United States either undocumented or their parents or grandparents were?
- W.T. DoorLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
No. Most Hispanics in the USA are descended from people who arrived during the time of open immigration, which ended around 1920. However, I suspect most of the Hispanics who arrived in the past 30 years did so illegally.
- FoofaLv 77 months ago
"Most Hispanics" in the US descend from people who lived in the Del Norte region (that's now everything from California to Texas to Colorado) prior to those places being annexed by the US. There are 327 million people here, about 45% of whom claim Hispanic ancestry. Meanwhile even the most expansive estimates on illegals in the US is only around 30 million. So yeah, not even close.
- Lisa ALv 77 months ago
Many of them have families that have lived in the US since before it was the US.
- RICKLv 77 months ago
Most of the Mexican Americans I know have been in the US for at least 5 generations.
I have worked with some that have been in the US so many generations that they did not know Spanish
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- COMPTONLv 77 months ago
the ones here in southern califonia are
- 7 months ago
well considering how many hispanics are mixed with native ancestry, they are probably the most native to america than say white, black, and asian people.
when europeans first came here and forcefully brought over black slaves from Africa, they were undocumented as well
- 7 months ago
- PaladinLv 77 months ago
no, I even know some whose families were here since this area was Spanish territory
- oikoσLv 77 months ago
Very doubtful, Donald.