The Mexican influx into the city is studied by scholars throughout CUNY, but a nerve center for such research is the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the Graduate Center. Its director, history professor Laird Bergad, believes Mexicans will follow the "typical pattern among migrant groups," with many eventually entering educational programs and their children flowing through public schools and into CUNY. "Mexicans in New York City, 1990-2005," one of Bergad's studies, helped spark creation of CUNY's task force to improve educational opportunities for New Yorkers of Mexican descent. In Mexicans in New York City, released last June, Bergad sifted census data and found:
For the complete report and research on other Latino groups visit http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lastudies.