There's an interesting piece today in Miller-McCune magazine that examines why the wages of Mexican immigrants in the United States have been stagnant for years, including for many who are working here legally. The piece cites a recent Princeton University study which found that the average wages of Mexican-born immigrants were no higher than in 2007 than in the early 1960s, adjusted for inflation.
Latinos have also been the group hardest hit by the recession. Princeton sociologist and immigration expert Doug Massey argues that steadily growing immigration enforcement has played a major role, eating into the overall earnings even of some who would otherwise not be affected by it. From the piece: