A second-generation Latino aims for a better life for his family

Javier Saavedra, son of Mexican immigrants, is struggling to get a well-paying job after dropping out of high school and leaving behind gang life. Whether Saavedra and his peers succeed will have consequences far beyond immigrant circles: The offspring of Hispanic immigrants already make up one of every ten children in the United States.

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