Hispanic immigrants are coming to the U.S. in search for better means and an overall better life; however, out of other immigrant groups they are falling behind financially and educationally.
Second-generation Hispanics are vastly behind Asian Americans in terms of median income. They also are behind both Asian Americans and Black Americans in educational attainment. About 50% of Asian Americans and 40% of Black Americans receive a bachelor's degree, while less than 25% of Hispanics obtains a degree. However, second generation Hispanics are doing better than there parents, with median earnings being $10,000 higher than their elders.
In 2015, the Hispanic population in the U.S. reached a high of 55 million. With that, the group now represents about 17 percent of the total population, and numbers are still growing.