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Chinese Immigrants - Chinese Immigrants lived in really poor conditions. Small rooms were packed full of 20 to 30 immigrants. Rats and mice were everywhere, and catching diseases were often and deadly. Since there were no good vaccinations, many died from diseases caught from their workers. Sometimes the dirt would be inches high. Living in these conditions would be very harsh, yet still more and more immigrants from China came to mine and work on the railroad. The Chinese played a very important, yet dangerous job building the railroads....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Immigrants - Just Let Them In - Immigrants - Just Let Them In America is the land of the free, and a life full of opportunities for every American. The United States leads the world in its power and is seen by many as a way to escape the hardships of their countries. Would it be inhumane of a rich country to not help the other countries and people, who struggle in the world. But for an immigrant to enter the United States, he or she must have a one to two-year processing time, a three hundred and ten dollar fee, and a ten page form stating their reasons for entering the U.S....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Essays] 441 words
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Immigrants - More Immigrants find roots in U.S. Soil 1 Using the text from the book there are three demographic variables; fertility, mortality, and migration. Fertility is the number of children an average woman bears (text pg. 394). Mortality refers to the annual number of deaths per 1,000 population (text pg 394). Finally, migration in the difference between number of people moving in (immigrants) and the number of people moving out (emigrants) per 1,000 poplulation (text pg 394), and the best description of the recent immigration to southwest Michigan is migration....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Immigrants in America - America is traditionally a country of immigrants. Very few people today have relatives who were Native Americans, many of them because of religious persecution, and others because of they were just looking to start a new life on the exciting untouched frontier. For instance, in Florida, the first arrivals were European, beginning with the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon who explored the land in 1513, following French and Spanish settlement during the 16th century. From the past, America was seen as a country of opportunities....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 515 words
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My Immigrant Parents - Affected by my family, my background, and everything around me, I was born in a family who is the first generation to get here. My grandmother, and my parents, along with some other relatives, moved here in search of better opportunities, like those from other countries for the same idea. They started out fresh but had a hard time to get started, when I was little, I assumed it had to be somewhat easy, but for people who do not know English it is like starting from scratch, but they did well, they’ve made it....   [tags: pesonal story and reflections] 519 words
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Immigrants Are Not Trouble - What do you think about immigration. Or should I ask, are you an immigrant. In the article "Don't Wobble on Immigration", Ben Wattenberg thinks that immigration is good for our society because it keeps our population stable. He also thinks that it is good for the economy. He says that the United States should not be against immigration. As an immigrant, I agree with Wattenberg that wobbling on immigration is not the way to protect Western civilization, and I agree that immigrants can be the US's best salesmen....   [tags: Politics] 540 words
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The Effect a Society Has on an Immigrant - Societies have changed over the years; our identities play a huge role in this world. Because we live in a heterogeneous society, many people may have dilemmas when it comes to constructing their identity. The effect the society can have on an immigrant is immense; living in a foreign country can easily change one’s identity. Despite the fact that Maalouf and I are both immigrants with double personalities deprived of the worrisome in exposing our identities, we’re at a variance with our perception towards constructing identities and the society’s attitude towards us....   [tags: sense, blood, nationality, identity] 546 words
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The Issue of Immigration for Women - This United States of America is not fond of undocumented immigrants, especially women. Cruel anti-immigrant laws, policies, and practices have had especially dramatic impact on immigrant women and their families. These measures force immigrant women to choose between the threat of an abusive husband and the threat of deportation if they call the police. Immigration policies can also make women sit in detention, thus leaving their children. During this time, some of the women might be raped by officers....   [tags: women, immigrant, law, rights] 547 words
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A Teenager that Moved from India to America - Moving from one country to another country is very hard; Leaving your family and friends behind and starting a new life in another country. At the age of 12, my family and I moved to America for better education. I learned if you want to be successful, you have to work hard to achieve your goal. I learned that my parents gave up their business and their houses to come to America and give my sister and me one of the best educations possible. There are lots of differences when compared America to India such as language, people, law, school, etc....   [tags: Teenager, Immigrant, Education] 562 words
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The Treatment of Immigrants In our Society - The Treatment of Immigrants In our Society "Go back home!" A phrase that many would agree summarizes the general public view and attitude towards immigrants in areas of our country today. To many, 'Great Britain' is a symbol of refuge from other disturbed parts of the world; an image promoted by the current government and other British international political figures. So why then are foreign families and communities in search of a better quality of life, welcomed in to unfamiliar societies with racial abuse....   [tags: Papers] 564 words
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My Love for Learning - ... These programs negatively affected my confidence in school and alienated me from my classmates, as a result I lost interest in the subjects I was learning. I had a sense of shame and a sense of difference. Although I was doing poorly in school, my parents helped me realize how important education is and how much freedom and opportunity education would grant me. They would tell me stories about their life in the former Soviet Union and how hard it was for them to persevere in the communist regime....   [tags: personal reflections of an immigrant] 578 words
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When Are Immigrants Americans Too? - Ever since people started coming to America, those that were here before them wondered why they came. Is it for freedom or for the idea that America is "The Land of Opportunity?" In this paper, I am going to look at the reasons "Immigrants" come to America. I will also discuss both their views of themselves and how Americans view them. The question I pose to answer throughout this paper is "When will Immigrants not be Immigrants anymore and become "Americans?" So why do people come to America from other countries....   [tags: Poetry] 583 words
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College Entry Essay - Being a member of an immigrant family of six, and with a single mother that has worked extremely hard to get me where I am right now, it is very difficult to obtain the resources needed to further my education. Three of my siblings are married and with kids, and then there is me and my brother, we are both in the same grade and are graduating this year. We both plan to attend college; I am pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor, specifically a cardiologist and my brother plans to pursue a degree in engineering....   [tags: Immigrant, Doctor, Perseverance] 584 words
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The Generational Americanization of Immigrants - Each group and community that migrates to America always faces numerous problems and conflicts. For instance, the idea of intergenerational conflicts which is referring to as Americanization is a conflict that arises among the Somali community in Minnesota. The controversies surrounds whether or not the child should follow his/her parent's traditions or go along with American culture. This is a conflict between a parent of old-world and the child of new world. The older generation has different views and expectations than their decedents of the new generation....   [tags: Americanization, Immigrants, Immigration, generati] 591 words
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The Pull for Immigrants to Come to America - Immigration has been going on for a while now. When talking about it, it can have its ups and downs. In my opinion the main reason why people come to the United States is to have a better opportunity. A lot of countries now in days have a lot of issues including poverty, little job opportunities, and education. When talking about immigration it has a lot of push and pull factors. Push factors are circumstances that generally push people out of their native country. Pull factors are reasons or actions that attract people to another location....   [tags: freedom, population, economy] 593 words
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Face to Face Interview: A Bosnian Immigrant - A girl from Sarajevo Bosnia settled in Florida along with her family after escaping Bosnia as war refugees. Since her aunt lived in Florida, she helped facilitate the proper paper work for acceptance into America. In the interview we discussed, gender roles, spiritual beliefs, food, in addition to the benefits and disadvantages of being part of this cultural group. It was a fascinating experience to learn about her family, history and culture. Family and Culture The male in Bosnian culture is considered the provider....   [tags: Eastern Europe, War, Muslim] 598 words
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The Orphan Train Movement - ... Speaking about the situation at hand, Brace noted: “There were a large number of people with nothing to do. Nobody was at fault. Work could not be found for them. But they must be relieved. Their children must be saved; and they cannot save themselves.” He believed that the Protestant families in the west living on farms would give the children the fresh air and morals that they needed to grow up to be upstanding citizens. When thinking of the best ways to transport the children from cities like New York to the western part of America, The Children’s Aid Society decided to take advantage of the over 30,500 miles of railroads that were in place by 1860....   [tags: immigrant, work, farm] 640 words
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Legal Immigrant Campaign - Dear Members of Numbers USA, I am writing this letter from a perspective of a legal immigrant and an American citizen that I am now. Since the nature of your organization is to stop legal and illegal immigration, I feel the need to express my strongest disappointment in your most recent campaign against Comprehensive Immigration Reform and my disagreement with the message you convey to the American nation. According to your organization the main issues involved are overpopulation, increase in unemployment rate, negative economic impact and amnesty....   [tags: comprehensive, immigration, reform, nation] 663 words
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Ghosts of a Different Generation in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrio - Maxine Hong Kingston wrote The Woman Warrior as a collection of stories from her childhood. She is a child of Chinese immigrants who grew up in America, and battled between the culture she was living in and the one Chinese culture her mother tried to preserve. One aspect of Chinese culture that is different between Maxine and her mother, Brave Orchid, is the distinction between ghosts for each person. Maxine and her mother encounter different types of ghosts, and have thus have different reactions than the other....   [tags: immigrant, china, culture]
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Statement of Purpose to Attend University of Pennsylvania - I love changes and challenges because they stimulate me to advance and evolve. As an immigrant, I enjoy discovering new things and have overcome many problems. As the first generation college student, I take honor courses, maximize my workload, and participate in academic competitions. I firmly believe that it is vital for individuals to be able to adapt new enviornment and overcome challenges. I look forward to transferring to a four-year university toenjor a more academically competitive enviornment and participate in scientific research projects....   [tags: undergrad, academic, immigrant] 688 words
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Language Separation in Immigrant Families - Language Separation in Immigrant Families In America, each family usually has a standard language spoken in the household. Communication is easy and mothers can talk with their children and they can connect with them. Some people who have this benefit are unaware that some families do not have this advantage in their homes. Lee Thomas and Linh Cao understand that some families have language change through each generation. Cao herself lived in house where her relatives used several different languages and learned first hand that there are many losses when a family doesn’t share a common language....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Essays] 695 words
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The Italian Immigrants of Post-1880 - ... Sometimes Italians in construction would live in boxcars while working on a long-term project. This can be seen in the third picture of the additional links, Italian Laborers, Padrones, and Pernicious Pasta. The boxcar is not very large space and is being shared by three workers. There is obviously no plumbing, very filthy, and most likely without furniture inside. The men look grimy and worn out in the photo. The workday would usually be over ten hours a day, more than five days a week so it is understandable why some would opt just to live on the worksite....   [tags: english language, living conditions] 709 words
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Immigrant's Perspective on Being American - What does it mean to be American. It can be a "loaded" question this day and age, and the answer will vary depending on whom you ask. I am willing to bet that it would be hard to get a consensus even in a small group like our class. I suspect that's because the answer is shaped by many possible variables. Geography: Where you pose the question will no doubt impact the answer you get. A person in New York City will most likely have a different perspective than, say, someone from Montgomery, Alabama....   [tags: America] 711 words
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Alien and Sedition Power: The Story of an Immigrant - In the beginning, of our country, it was the Federalist Party with supreme power. In 1796, John Adams, a federalist, was President and the majority of congress was made up of federalists. John Adams was a very strong leader. He believed in federalist actions very much. He helped bring federalists to their current position. They were supreme, the law of the land. There was only meager opposition: the Democratic-Republican Party (DRP). This new party was led by Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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The Struggles of Immigant Woman Searching for Employment in Canada - ... (2006) examines what are the outcomes of immigrant women participating in the economy and how this varies from other males, along with the social impacts of being employed (p.5). Another topic of interest is the growing amount of violence experienced by women in Canada, specifically among minority women and the LGBTQ community. As noted by Faulkner (2006), homophobic sexist violence has been on the rise and the debate surrounding this issue is the lack of attention being paid to homosexual girls and women....   [tags: gender, culture, education] 718 words
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Immigrants And The United - IMMIGRANTS AND THE UNITED STATES The Americans now are concerning about migration as well as the nation’s economy. The concern is whether the immigrants will contribute to the prosperity of the America society or they just create more problems and difficulties for our society. People also worry about the budget that the nation has to provide for new immigrants. Do we, as a nation of immigrants, still have the capacity to absorb newcomers. Historian David Kennedy in his article “Can We Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants?” discusses about immigration in the United States, and he states that we still have the capacity to absorb new immigrants....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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Immigration Laws and Its Impact on Undocumented Immigrant Students - “Immigration laws” and its impact on undocumented college immigrant students The topic that will be introduced and discussed in this research paper is “Immigration Laws” and how it impacts undocumented college immigrant students living in California (2005-2010). This is a sensitive topic which often is neglected and not shown enough attention by government officials; meanwhile millions of people living within the U.S are being affected by it in their daily lives. This topic will consider its relevance to today’s sociological issues such as education, and politics as they are influenced by the development, structure, and functioning of the socioeconomic systems/Laws intended for college s...   [tags: education, development, socioeconomic] 755 words
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Caroline Chisholm's Upbringing, Questions and Answers - What did Caroline Chisholm do that made her stand out amongst others. Caroline Chisholm was a kind and intelligent woman who gave dignity to women and immigrant family's who moved from England. Caroline always helped and put others before herself and worked for free. She helped immigrant women and family's find new homes and jobs for each of them. Caroline Chisholm held a strong tradition of Evangelical philanthropy and put all her energy and time into helping support and care for immigrant Australians....   [tags: immigrant australian, human limits] 767 words
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Immigrants and Immigration - We Are a Nation of Immigrants - We Are a Nation of Immigrants The United States is a nation of immigrants, a melting pot of the worlds people. The argument of immigration and whether it enhances or threatens life in the United States is ongoing. Having been through the immigration process, because my wife is a immigrant from Germany, has caused me to know immigration enhances life in the United States. Diversified cultures have strengthened our social fabric and have molded our national morals and social values....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 780 words
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Italian Immigrants in America - Italian Immigrants During the late 1800's Italy became one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. Many Italians began to consider the possibility of leaving Italy to escape the new low wages and high taxes. For centuries the entire Italian peninsula was divided into quarreling states, with foreign powers often controlling several states. In this chaotic situation, the feudal system ruled above the economic system, leaving money only in the hands of a select few (Wikepedia.com, 2007). The peasants in the deprived, southern area of Italy and the island of Sicily had little hope of upgrading their lives....   [tags: American History] 780 words
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A Mosaic of Opinions from the Immigrant of America - America has always been made up of immigrants from all over the world. Together, they create a mosaic of different opinions. Every individual’s beliefs about politics and policy issue, is acquired through political socialization. Political socialization is implemented at an early age through family. Although this small network plays a big role in political socialization, personality also has influence that may sway an individual’s belief. Personality drives an individual to choose where and with whom they will discuss politics....   [tags: politics, beliefs, government] 781 words
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Illegal Immigrants in The United States - For many years, people from all over the world have come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, their spouse, their children and even their children's children. However, not every immigrant comes into this country legally and many of these illegal immigrants are poor, uneducated and may be carrying contagious diseases. They may arrive here via human trafficking, smuggling or other methods. There is one thing we know for sure that many of them choose to remain silence when they become victims....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 781 words
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My New Pair of Shoes: Settling Into a New Country - ... After graduating from college and finding a job, I felt the need to live independently. At the same time, I wanted to help my family. I was curious how it is to live on my own; however, my income during that time could not support the idea. In addition to that, it is in our culture for the children to live with their parents until they get married. It was considered disrespectful to leave the family home soon after graduating from college and finding a job. The only reasonable and acceptable way I could think of back then, was to get a job outside the country....   [tags: religion, culture, immigrant]
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Controversy of Opinions on Labeling Immigrants - Some would think that the terms illegal immigrant and undocumented immigrant or anything with labeling is offensive. Many would people suggest that terms like illegal or undocumented and etc. is acceptable. People think the labeling of immigrants is offensive because the emphasis on the word illegal or undocumented. The opposing groups think that it’s acceptable because they weren’t born in their country so, there is a need to call them a specific name to identify. I understand where the group who opposes labeling illegal or undocumented because all their doing is coming from a different country from their native country which, no violent or even a misdemeanor has been committed....   [tags: illegal, undocumented, residence]
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America Needs More Immigrants - America Needs More Immigrants America is sometimes referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our largely open-door policy toward accepting foreigners pursuing their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been a clamor by some politicians and citizens toward creating a predominantly closed-door policy on immigration, arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and encroaching on the "American way of life." While these arguments may seem valid to many, they are almost overwhelmingly false, and more than likely confused with the subject of illegal immigration....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Persuasive Essays Papers] 833 words
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Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention - Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention “Levi”, when most people hear that name they think of blue jeans, but most people don’t know the story of Levi Strauss; one of the most iconic blue jean producers around the world. Levi Strauss invented the first pair of blue jeans, he was one of the most innovative inventors of the Nineteenth century who took advantage of a situation he saw, and his idea and invention is still important today. May 20, 1873 was the day a patent from the U.S. was issued allowing Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis to place rivets on work pants for the first time (Our Story)....   [tags: Jeans, Immigrant, Entrepreneuer] 837 words
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Immigration Rights Should Be Less Strict Because Immigrants Work Low Income Jobs - ... Some people say that Illegal immigrants harm low wage workers, “High levels of immigration hurt U.S. citizens in the job market. Because the number of jobs available in this country is finite, every immigrant who takes a job is technically either throwing a native-born American out of work or blocking the hiring of an unemployed citizen. The effect of this is seen at all levels of American society, but most clearly among the poor. “(Currie 34). Illegal immigrants are taking jobs that a poor Americans could have....   [tags: benefits, illegal immigrants] 847 words
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From Immigrants to the Foundation of America - America is a mix of all different kinds of people. These people come from all corners of the earth and immigrated to America in search of a better life. The same people are now the foundation of America. A new issue is faced in today’s society; Illegal immigration. Some people believe that the very thing that once built America is now tearing it down. First off, illegal immigration is entering a country without permission. The correct term that has been used since the beginning that is considered standard in the U.S is illegal alien....   [tags: taxes, illegals, law] 848 words
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Change and Transition in Life - According to Witkavitch (2010) life is about change and as human beings we’re always changing, growing, transforming and transitioning our lives. Our whole life is made up of change. It is relative to time and a natural component of our everyday life. Things change, they grow, they develop, they die, and something else shows up. There are many changes that can occur during a person’s lifetime. For instance, we all were once kids who changed into adults. With that said, as we age, dreams change. There will always be something new in life and we can’t expect everything to fall in place as we wish because the future is constantly changing....   [tags: Student, Immigrant, College] 852 words
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My Experience as an Illegal Immigrant in the United States - As a kid growing up in a very abusive household my mother was a victim of Domestic Violence and for many years we were living in poverty this made it extra hard for me to handle secondary education until she decided to escape to the United States. At the age of seventeen my environment changed. The abuse stopped but we still struggled, as an illegal immigrant she was not qualified for a job and she worked cleaning houses and ironing clothes while I attended High School in Brooklyn New York. I had to learn to adjust life without my sibling because my mom did not have enough money for them to be with us and adapt to a new culture....   [tags: master of social work] 865 words
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The Struggles of Immigrant Women in the Early Twentieth Century - Between the years of 1840 and 1914, about forty million people immigrated to the United States from foreign countries. Many of them came to find work and earn money to have a better life for their families. Others immigrated because they wanted to escape the corrupt political power of their homelands, such as the revolution in Mexico after 1911. Whatever the case, many found it difficult to begin again in a new country. Most immigrants lived in slums with very poor living conditions. They had a hard time finding work that paid enough to support a family....   [tags: social issues, immigration]
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The American Dream: César Chavez - ... Cesars’ family experienced difficulties in their Delano since they did not have a stable home or a steady income. In 1946 Chavez enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17. However, he left after two years; he then described it as the worst time of his life. After Chavez returned home to Delano, he married Helen Fabela, whom he had known prior to his enlistment, moved to San Jose, and started a family that grew to include 7 children. It was here in San Jose, where Cesar Chavez met the founder of the Community Service Organization, Fred Ross....   [tags: overcoming immigrant discrimination]
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Fear of Crime Among Immigrants - Fear of Crime among Immigrants A crime is an act against the law. Even though police systems and prisons justify an unlawful act committed, crime continues to happen every day and every minute. People commit crimes for reasons such as problems with relationships, jealousy, anger, and money. Those against the surge of immigrants believe that immigrants cause the increase of crime rates in the U.S. On the contrary, those for immigrants believe that they instead reduce the rate of crime in the U.S....   [tags: Crime, Police Systems, Law Enforcememt]
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A Detailed Account of Typical American by Gish Jen's Life - Typical American by Gish Jen The book Typical American by Gish Jen is a detailed account of a one, Ralph Chang’s life before he comes to America to chase his dream and after his arrival, the friends he makes and his struggles and achievements. Ralph and Grover are two main characters in the book and they are seen to have many differences but they have one main and major similarity which is their greed for money and their selfless desire to achieve the American dream. Ralph was a person who believed in hard work and always doing the right thing before he meets with Grover....   [tags: money, honesty, chinese immigrant]
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Steven Nolt's Approach to the Immigrant Story in the Early Republic - ... Public education was a new idea that threatened the tradition of a parochial school. America was a new place for the German immigrants to call home, not just a resting place till the next location would be available. The Pennsylvania Germans especially, which is the largest German immigrant group and the focus of Nolt’s writing, made America their own place. The local control of government such as with federal taxes proved to be something the Pennsylvania Germans could handle. This most likely having to do with the fact they had been under local scrutinizing control in their homeland....   [tags: german, culture, peasants] 906 words
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Illegal Immigrants Should NOT be Deported - Did you know that there is an estamated 3.1 million american children with at least one parent who is illigally in the united states. Illegal immigration has always been a problem in the U.S dating all the way back to 1875. In 1882 president Chester A. Aurthor was the first president to bann all chinese workers. Soon after, the criminals and the mentally ill were refused from theU.S. Immigration wasn't always a problem before this. In 1892 the first portal oft immigration opened up in Ellis Island, New York....   [tags: Illegal immigration]
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1993 World Trade Center Bombing - There has been few and very minor assaults directly against Americans on U.S. soil from foreign adversaries. On January 25, 1993 an illegal Pakistani immigrant, Mir Aimal Kansi, opened fire near the entrance of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Virginia. The attack killed 2 employees and wounded others. Apparently, the Central Intelligence Agency was a target because of its interference in Pakistani matters during the war in Afghanistan. (Kephart, 2005) According to the Encyclopedia of New York State, at 12:18 P.M....   [tags: minor assaults, pakistani immigrant, USA]
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The Tale of an Immigrants Grandson - “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists” was once spoken by Franklin Roosevelt Immigration is a passionate topic for debate across the United States. The influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico and surrounding countries has encouraged politicians to seek immigration reform. They have initiated extreme measures to protect the border. National Guard troops have been mobilized for patrols while vigilante’s have formed organizations such as the Minuteman patrol....   [tags: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigrants, ] 915 words
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Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens - Illegal or Legal Children Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens. Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants] 924 words
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Born 50/50 in The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Born 50/50 Jhumpa Lahiri, the brilliant author of The Namesake, made a significant point about second-generation immigrants having dual-identities in America. In terms of dual-identity in The Namesake, a person is encountered with choosing between cultures, lifestyles, and decisions. Gogol Ganguli, a protagonist, faces the problem of dual-identity throughout the book. Furthermore, he was faced with the idea of becoming either a true American or Bengali. Gogol’s problematic dual-identity journey started from the day that he was born till the day he found a true balance between his dual-identity....   [tags: immigrant, india, america] 940 words
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Immigrant Workers in Phoenix - Immigrant Workers in Phoenix Before the sun even rises in Phoenix, out of the closing shadows of night, dark and quiet silhouettes begin to appear. They are the silhouettes of working men who rise before the sun rises, each with the hope of obtaining work and earning money to help support their families. These men are usually assumed to be immigrants without the proper paperwork to work in the United States. They are also better known as day laborers. These so-called “day laborers” congregate on street corners or in the parking lots of builders’ stores awaiting the arrival of employers who will hire them for a day’s work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Immigrants Essays Papers] 948 words
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Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant - Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant Various people from the late nineteenth century held diverse opinions on political issues of the day. The source of this diversity was often due to varying backgrounds these people experienced. Three distinct groups of people are the farming class, the political bosses, and the immigrants, who poured into the country like an unstoppable flood. These groups of people also represented the social stratification of the new society, which had just emerged from rapid industrialization....   [tags: American History] 960 words
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The Experience of Immigrants in the United States - The Experience of Immigrants in the United States Works Cited Not Included The United States has been a host to a wide diaspora of people. Immigrants have had to transition from their familiar land to a new-fashioned foreign land that they must consider home. They bring with them the essence of their initial homeland such as customs, traditions and beliefs that inadvertently change the dynamics of culture within the United States. As a result the United States is an extremely culturally diverse nation....   [tags: USA Immigration Essays Papers Migration] 960 words
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Sociology and Lives of Illegal Immigrants - Sociology is the systematic study of social behavior and human group (Scheuble, 2013). The book Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe studies the social behavior of illegal immigrants between their own group and those towards the out group. In the book the author observed that most illegal immigrants get fake Mexican identity card because their current circumstance would not meet the eligibility to get a real Mexican identity card. This is what happened to Yadira, she did not meet the requirements to get an ID card, so she had no other choice than to get a fake one (Thorpe,106)....   [tags: Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe]
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Sara Josephine Baker - The earliest memory Sara Josephine Baker had of her childhood was the urge to help people. As a child Josephine was all dolled up for a wonderful occasion in her nicest outfit, she had the appearance of a model for the upper-class Victorian American child that she was. Baker was waiting for her mother to get ready, so she went to sit by the road, wishing someone would stop to admire her. In just a little bit of time, a poor black girl, around the same age as Baker, came up to her. Sara recalled her as dressed in rags and looking hungry....   [tags: American Physician, Immigrant Communities]
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