Hispanic-American traditions changed by new generations

There are around 50 million Hispanics living in the United States, many of whom emigrated from Mexico to find a better life  At the time when the rate of immigration were at its highest peak, the country’s biggest Spanish-speaking congregations started to prosper, and there is now a number of second- and third-generation Hispanics who have been automatically granted US citizenship after being born in the US. The Huffington Post claims that information from the national census shows that Hispanics born in the US now account for around two-thirds of the population.

A study based on US and Mexico statistics, The Pew Hispanic Centre, has found that the net migration to the United States from Mexico fell to zero between the years 2005 and 2010. With the housing market crash causing the number of construction jobs, which are obtained by many new Mexican immigrants, to decrease, more immigrants went back home to their own country while many others simply did not even bother to make the trip at all.

Real Clear Politics says that America immigration, migration and internal patterns have generally tended to last between one to two generations, with around 450,000 births five years ago back in 2007 but just 346,000 two years ago in 2010.

With fewer people who were born in Mexico deciding to travel to the United States, a number of Spanish traditions, including Spanish-speaking churches, may begin to fade out.