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View Poll Results: L.A. Mexicans or Miami Cubans more powerful?
Mexicans in Los Angeles 23 32.86%
Cubans in Miami 42 60.00%
They're on equal footing 5 7.14%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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This is complicated because both groups are comprised of two subgroups. There are newly arrivals and multi generational Mexicans and Cubans. The distance between the new arrivals and assimilated can be vast.

Politically, Cubans have more power in Washington due to a lobby than goes back decades. They also have voting power that can influence the outcome of the presidential race. Mexicans in LA have local representation but don't have much voter leverage on the national level as they reside in a heavily blue state.

Economically and socially, both groups have high rates of poverty and delinquency. However, Cubans have a bigger business class.

You also have to remember that a good amount of Cubans in Miami are predominately of European descent, which makes their chance of mobility much easier. They can assimilate into White America without barriers of discrimination and stereotype threats that Mexicans are at risk of facing.



Note: I don't have any data, but I'm just going by presumptions.
This.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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I have to give it to Miami Cubans
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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Another point to acknowledge is that the Cubans in Miami were considered political refugees after Castro came to power in the late 1950's and those who were considered "exiles' were the upper class of Cuban society. They were not treated like "illegal" Mexicans are today who came from poor & uneducated backgrounds.
They received special treatment so you put a well educated exile population who assimilated very easily into American society despite the language barrier and they quickly thrived.
The Cuban community in the US is the most educated amongst Hispanics ( even above Puerto Ricans who are US Citizens) and the most wealthiest.

Source: Immigration Library

Cuban-Americans in Miami rose in one generation from widespread penury to relative affluence. By 1990, United States-born Cuban children — whose parents had arrived as exiles, many with practically nothing — were twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to earn over $50,000 a year. All three Hispanic United States senators are Cuban-Americans.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/op...s-success.html

The Cubans in Miami seem to be more powerful politically & economically than the Mexicans in LA even though there are so many more of them.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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Another point to acknowledge is that the Cubans in Miami were considered political refugees after Castro came to power in the late 1950's and those who were considered "exiles' were the upper class of Cuban society. They were not treated like "illegal" Mexicans are today who came from poor & uneducated backgrounds.
They received special treatment so you put a well educated exile population who assimilated very easily into American society despite the language barrier and they quickly thrived.
The Cuban community in the US is the most educated amongst Hispanics ( even above Puerto Ricans who are US Citizens) and the most wealthiest.

Source: Immigration Library

Cuban-Americans in Miami rose in one generation from widespread penury to relative affluence. By 1990, United States-born Cuban children whose parents had arrived as exiles, many with practically nothing were twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to earn over $50,000 a year. All three Hispanic United States senators are Cuban-Americans.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/op...s-success.html

The Cubans in Miami seem to be more powerful politically & economically than the Mexicans in LA even though there are so many more of them.
Cuban immigrants are also older on average.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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Colombians and Peruvians are more educated than Cubans as per III. Educational Attainment | Pew Research Center

and they are not the wealthiest
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:31 PM
 
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Colombians and Peruvians are more educated than Cubans as per III. Educational Attainment | Pew Research Center

and they are not the wealthiest

Who are then?
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Who are then?
Good question, I'm curious as well.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Most likely Cubans because they can pass as whites more than Mexicans lol
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Colombians and Peruvians are more educated than Cubans as per III. Educational Attainment | Pew Research Center

and they are not the wealthiest
Yes that maybe true but Cubans are also the most entrepreneurial of the Hispanic groups too.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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Good question, I'm curious as well.
When it comes to income, Argentineans come in first. Not sure about wealth.
Foreign-Born Share in Decline as Immigration Slows | Pew Research Center
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