The recent technological development has enhanced the educational experience of US native citizens that has also attracted millions of immigrants from South American regions. According to the reports of Migration Policy Institute, there were a small number of South American immigrants in United States during 1960s. However, these numbers have increased over last few decades where the number of immigrants from South American regions extended from 90,000 in 1960 with 32 percent increase to approximately 2.9 million as of 2014. Currently as of 2014, the immigrants from South America represent 7% of the complete population of the United States. In particular, the largest countries of origin from South American regions were Columbia representing 25 percent, Peru 16 percent, Ecuador 15 percent, Brazil 12 percent and Guyana 10 percent. Altogether, they account for over three quarters (77 %) of South American immigrant population. However, the South American immigrants aging over 25 years were more likely immigrated via the purpose of United States education.
The report states that approximately 30 percent of South American adults had bachelor’s degree in 2014, in comparison to the native born South American adults that account for 29 percent. Particularly, the immigrants from Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela were observed with higher educational involvement where approximately half of immigrants were college graduates from Venezuela accounting 52 percent; Brazil and Argentina 38 percent and Chile had 34 percent college graduates in comparison to the immigrants from Uruguay with 19 percent and Ecuador 16 percent. With the purpose of attaining education in the educational system of the United States, South American immigrants have migrated and expected to enroll in the colleges for higher education. However, they have also experienced diversity in the educational institutions as experienced by Latin American immigrants. The adult immigrants from South America who are enrolled in US educational systems intended to receive education in an advanced educational environment of the United States. The immigrants who arrive in the U.S. are at disadvantage than the Native Americans because the Native Americans have acquired higher education and human capital that have enabled them to earn more income. Thus, it requires the South American and Latino immigrants to gain more human capital in the United States to earn more income. In comparison, the immigrants from Asian regions have higher education that extends at a rate of more than 10 percent each year. In contrast, the education rate of immigrants from South America and Latin America increases by at most 5 percent.
South American Immigrants
The South American immigrants who get enrolled in the higher education programs in the U.S. experience high level of educational achievement. In this way, the educational experiences of the South American immigrants have increased. Advancement in communication technology were discussed as it has offered platforms to non- Natives to receive formal and informal learning to enhance their lifelong learning. Moreover, with the increase in internet technology, there is an increase in sources of information and access to learning opportunities. Particularly, the computer-based learning has ensured enhance experience among the immigrants adult who are engaged and found comfortable with computer- based learning programs .