Argentinians who leave the country and come to America to work and start a new life have at least one reward: them Hispanic immigrants are the highest earners here and the majority own their own homesAccording to a recent study their salary averages US$80,000 per year.
The majority of Argentines are immigrants, as they have experienced many economic and social hardships since childhood Adapts quickly to US regulations At the same time, with excellent work skills, they have the flexibility and vision to see opportunities and create new businesses and ventures. There are many success stories of professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers and experts in the world of finance.
The community shares companions, croissants and wine and in some places they gather in similar neighborhoods “Little Buenos Aires” in Miami. Many who are interested in keeping customs and traditions send their children to Argentine schools in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Connecticut and Miami. Maintain the language and study the country’s history with official Argentina programs.
Valuable analytical center Pew Research Center It published an X-ray of Hispanic immigration in the United States, based on data from the latest 2021 U.S. Census.
They point out that 290,000 self-identified as Hispanics of Argentine descent Residents of the United States and including those who immigrated from Argentina and trace their family ancestry to our country, i.e. children of Argentina, born in the territory of the United States, They identify themselves as patriots.
Where do Argentine immigrants to the US live?
Compared to the millions of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Salvadorans and other Latin American nations living here, Argentinians are a small community. In fact, they represent the 14th largest population of Hispanics living in the United States Less than 1% of the US Hispanic population In 2021. After the 2001 crisis, a strong migration wave occurred, when the population of Argentine origin increased by 169%, from 110,000 to 290,000. The study did not consider the wave of migrants after the pandemic.
Many of them have planted roots in the country. 53% of Argentine immigrants to the United States have already lived here for more than 20 years 59% are already US citizens. They are mostly concentrated in Florida (23%), California (20%), New York (10%), Texas (8%) and New Jersey (6%).
Guys are Hispanic immigrants and they earn more Annual average is US$80,000. They are followed by Costa Ricans with 75,000 and Spaniards with 73,000. The lowest paid are Hondurans and Dominicans, 50,000. Also, the majority of Argentines were able to fulfill their dream of owning their own home: 62% were able to buy a house (Exceeding the 51% average among Hispanic immigrants).
Mark Hugo Lopez, director of race and ethnicity research at the Pew Research Center, explains. Clarion The figure has been revised to US$ 80,000 for this year, from US$ 62,000 in 2021.
Citizens and highly educated
Another important feature is that they have Higher education level. According to Pew, 46% of Argentines living in the U.S. have at least a college degree, compared to 20% of Hispanic immigrants in general. In fact, they are second only to Venezuela (57% with a university degree) among Latino immigrants.
When asked about the reasons for the higher income compared to other Hispanic groups, Lopez points out, “Argentine immigrants in the United States have higher levels of education compared to other Latino immigrants and have been in the United States longer. They are also more likely to obtain U.S. citizenship (59% compared to 41% among all Latino immigrants). . All these features are linked to higher returns”, he points out.
Because of their education and legal status, they exist Highly skilled jobs. “24% of Argentine immigrants work in administration or business, 14% work in education, legal and social service jobs, and 8% in sales jobs,” López explains. The rest work in sectors where Hispanics of other origins are growing, such as construction, buildings or land clearing, and transportation.
David Cook-Martin, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, points out: “America is a class like no other, and education levels, annual income, real estate wealth, and English proficiency matter most. . Education levels among immigrants in Argentina are higher than in the Hispanic community they belong to. and in the United States, Education continues to be a determinant of socioeconomic trajectories and outcomes. Indeed, census data indicate high annual compensation for Argentine society. Argentinians also have high rates of home ownership. Argentine adults are more fluent in English than other Hispanics. These are the factors that distinguish Argentines and their children in the United States.
“It gives me the impression that Argentinians Greater representation among small business owners and managers“Although younger and/or second-generation Argentines follow the same work and professional paths as other young people with a similar socioeconomic profile,” he adds.
Anahi Viladrich, professor and researcher (sociologist and medical anthropologist) at the City University of New York points out Clarion “There has been a settlement Knowledgeable It is not new in Argentina, but increased especially after the expiration Visa Waiver (in 2001), a program to facilitate visa-free entry of Argentines into the United States.
“Adding to the difficulties of entering and remaining legally in the United States is the fact that the U.S. Govt Prioritizes ‘best’ legal immigration, This facilitated the arrival (and perpetuation) of Argentina with postgraduate degrees and included in institutions where academic and human and cultural capital are valued,” he adds.
He explains, “The series of crises in Argentina have created what I call an effect ‘Extended Solution’; That is, Argentines who wish to return to their homeland, plan to do so in the future, but remain in the United States because the Argentine situation does not offer them stability or the same economic conditions. The latter is more common among many diaspora populations (including members of the Argentine community) who reproduce the ‘myth of return’, which is expressed A desire is either unfulfilled or postponed indefinitely”.
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