3. Here is information from a story written by Dawn Garcia for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Write a story based on the information.
A study was released by the Coalition for said they came to the Bay Area by themselves;
Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Services. 23 percent said they brought children with
The study was conducted over a period of them.
seven months; it was one of the first of its 3. Nine percent of the Latinas interviewed
kind in the nation. had graduated from high school; 77 percent
The study focused on undocumented of the Filipinas had graduated. Twenty-nine
women immigrants in the Bay Area who lived percent of the Filipinas also had a college
in San Francisco, Alameda and San Mateo degree.
counties. The authors of the study said they were
Most previous studies that focused on alarmed at the findings. They said that the
undocumented immigrants have centered on results show that the children of the women,
families or men. Women in most previous many of them born U.S. citizens, are in
studies have been seen simply as jeopardy.
“appendages” of the men they immigrated The study also found that the
with, according to Karen Rosen, one of the undocumented women immigrants in the Bay
study’s authors. Area are a growing and neglected population.
The study noted, however, that women Some direct quotes:
make up more than half of all undocumented From Leni Marin, who heads the San
immigrants now in the United States. Francisco Commission on the Status of
The study, which was based on interviews Women: “Our misconceptions and ignorance
with more than 400 Bay Area women from about the life experiences, the hopes and the
Latin America, the Philippines, China and dreams of undocumented women have been
Hong Kong, produced these findings: challenged by this report.”
1. Some 64 percent of the Latinas and 57 From Chris Hogeland, co-author of the
percent of the Filipinas surveyed said they study: “One woman we talked to, typical of
feared deportation and thus they avoided many, was afraid to go to (San Francisco)
using public services such as medical care or General Hospital because she thought the
welfare. Interestingly, some of the women hospital would immediately call the INS (U.S.
said they fear even leaving the house to get Immigration and Naturalization Service) and
items such as groceries. deport her.”
2. Some two in five Latinas in the study