There was an intriguing story in Sunday's Los Angeles Times on how the economic crisis is driving some adult children of Latin American immigrants to the same kinds of low-wage jobs their parents held as new immigrants, including farm work.
The story revolves around how these young people, some with degrees, are hitting an economic ceiling. In that sense, young Latinos are not alone, with college graduates of every ethnic background having trouble finding work and living with their parents.
The interesting part is how the family background (and family work ethic) seems to shape some of their choices. One young man interviewed was Geremias Romero, the U.S.-born son of immigrants from El Salvador who attended art school and has worked as a substitute teacher but, unable to find another job, is now harvesting cantaloupes on a farm: