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Sarah Mahler
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The area selected for an Alternate Enumeration (AE) of undocumented Salvadoran immigrants is located in a bedroom community on the North Shore of Long Island. The specific ethnographic sample area covers three census blocks containing a total of 93 housing units. It was selected in large part because of its long history as an immigrant settlement area. Originally the site was inhabited by Italian immigrants who arrived during the turn of the century; Puerto Ricans and Blacks arrived after World War II, and, most recently, Salvadorans and a smattering of new immigrants from other countries have been moving into the area. The vast majority of the Salvadorans are undocumented but are not the only undocumented people in the area. During the research I found undocumented individuals from such disparate places as Peru and Poland.

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