Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology and Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Irvine, [writes]: When I talk about success with my students, many of whom are first- and second-generation Asians and Latinos, I ask for a show of hands: Who among them are the first in their families to go to college? About half are …. They are real immigrant success stories because they started with less than the other half of their classmates, bucked the odds, and made it to a top university.

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