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South Carolina is a relatively new settlement area for Latino immigrants compared to other regions of the country. Over the past two decades, South Carolina has experienced unprecedented growth in the Latino population. Latino immigrant families in South Carolina often face economic hardship, educational challenges, and difficulty in accessing health care. Building upon cultural strengths, increased family support services are needed to improve outcomes of Latino families across the State. This research brief provides an overview of the demographic shifts and highlights eight themes that emerged through our various research conversations with foreign-born and native-born Latinos: motivation to migrate, making the journey, acculturation processes, shifting family expectations, multi-status families, economic hardships, educational challenges, and health concerns.