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« on: January 01, 2013, 11:32:58 pm »

It seems that compared to other parts of the midwest, Chicago has a lot more hispanics. Not only that but it seems that a good chunk of those hispanics are mexican. Most of the other cities east of the mississippi with large hispanic populations (New York, Bayonne, Passaic) are overwhelmingly from the caribbean.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 11:35:38 pm »

Chicago has far more cultural diversity than most non-coastal cities.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 10:44:38 am »

Mexican labor was actively recruited by Chicago businesses in the early 1900's. This was particularly true for the railroads, meat packers, and steel industry. In some cases recruitment was tied to strike breaking. The neighborhoods that were established 100 years ago continued to be a magnet for continued immigration throughout the 20th century.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 12:49:16 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 12:56:45 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 01:38:25 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.

The dominant Hispanic groups in NYC are Dominican and Puerto Rican, but we're large enough to have a decent-sized Mexican population too.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 01:56:10 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.

The dominant Hispanic groups in NYC are Dominican and Puerto Rican, but we're large enough to have a decent-sized Mexican population too.

Not only Mexicans but a very rapidly expanding population of Central Americans.  Long Island in particular has seen a rapid increase in El Salvadorians.  You take a town like Hempstead that was virtually all black 20 years ago and now is roughly evenly split with Hispanics likely overtaking.   Even within the city limits, Mexicans and other Central Americans (not even counting very large S. American communities) will soon outpace Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 01:56:18 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.

The dominant Hispanic groups in NYC are Dominican and Puerto Rican, but we're large enough to have a decent-sized Mexican population too.

And fast-growing, too. I actually suspect that NYC has a higher Mexican population than Chicago, though that's a recent phenomenon.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 02:06:31 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.

The dominant Hispanic groups in NYC are Dominican and Puerto Rican, but we're large enough to have a decent-sized Mexican population too.

And fast-growing, too. I actually suspect that NYC has a higher Mexican population than Chicago, though that's a recent phenomenon.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center metro Chicago has almost 3 times as many Hispanics of Mexican origin than the NYC metro.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 04:37:16 am »

The only places in New York City with any kind of Mexican community whatsoever are (some or many of) the Hispanic portions of northern Queens.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 01:38:00 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.
No where in the midwest really has more Caribbean Hispanics than Mexicans, I'm pretty sure even Cleveland hispanics are mostly mexicans.
But for what its worth Chicago does have a large Puerto Rican population. I believe Luis Gutiérrez district is split between a Puerto Rican section and a Mexican section and he is puerto rican.
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 06:15:45 am »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.
No where in the midwest really has more Caribbean Hispanics than Mexicans, I'm pretty sure even Cleveland hispanics are mostly mexicans.
But for what its worth Chicago does have a large Puerto Rican population. I believe Luis Gutiérrez district is split between a Puerto Rican section and a Mexican section and he is puerto rican.
A historically Puertorican section that is today majority Mexican, but yes he's Puertorican.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 10:32:57 pm »

The answer to the question is hiding inside the question: Chicago is what attracted/attracts so many hispanics to the Chicago area. It's a big city forchristssake.
There are not nearly as many Mexicans in New York City or Philadelphia. Chicago really stands out in terms of specifically Mexican population outside the southwest.

The dominant Hispanic groups in NYC are Dominican and Puerto Rican, but we're large enough to have a decent-sized Mexican population too.

And fast-growing, too. I actually suspect that NYC has a higher Mexican population than Chicago, though that's a recent phenomenon.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center metro Chicago has almost 3 times as many Hispanics of Mexican origin than the NYC metro.
Not that either one is particularly nearby, but Chicago is also several hundred miles closer to Mexico than New York is.
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