The level of integration of a group of immigrants into a foreign country can be estimated from its language assimilation or retention. Language retention of Mexican Americans in the areas in which they are in abundance is quite high. In the 2000 census, the percentage of Mexican Americans that used the Spanish language to communicate with one another at home was found to be 75.
They exhibit strong ties with the family. They live around one another. They are generally very hard working and display good mannerism. Most Mexican Americans are the followers of Roman Catholicism, yet there are a few of them who belong to Evangelical and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their ethnic economy is not as widespread as it is of the Cuban Americans who have largely established in the region Miami. The Mexican Americans have conventionally failed to attain the mainstream social status and have retained the immigrant status owing to the poor education and the immense discrimination they have remained subjected to for most part of the history (Alba, 2006). ...Show more