Immigrants, having to learn another language, lose the comfort of their native tongue because they are no longer allowed to speak the “private language” in public (Rodriguez 296). They lose a connection they have with immigrants and cannot help but feel even more alone in a new land. The “pain of public alienation” that is felt by all newcomers suddenly becomes an even bigger burden, and they are hopeless against... ... middle of paper ... ...translators are small compared to the advances in discovery that can be made while talking to a foreign person. Connections are made through interactions with other people, native and foreign, and by forcing the idea of one uniform language, America becomes culturally ignorant and becomes less of what the founding fathers imagined. Works Cited Boroditsky, Lera.
The children easily assimilated into the American culture, with paying job... ... middle of paper ... ... (GML p.1113). While the movement was very large, immigrants and the government could not agree upon their terms and has become a delicate issue to speak about today. Immigration has been an issue that has come up many times over the past centuries, with two sides for each argument: immigration either beneficial or detrimental to the American society. Foreigners, tempted by the siren call of freedom and happiness, came to the United States to find what seemed to be the opposite. Immigrants had to struggle through many challenges to assimilate into the American culture, leaving behind cultures that were once their lives.
The three main reasons they become invisible victims are they are not aware they are victimized, they don't know the right way to ask for help and they are afraid to be fired or even deported. Illegal immigrants in the United States usually come from less developed countries or at least poorly developed regions of these countries. These illegal immigrants carry a totally different knowledge of culture, legal system and human rights when they came into this country. The most these people are victimized is when they are working, sometimes, these people can't even realized when they have become victims. Because of their status, illegal immigrants, it is very rare that they can find good positions in considerably big companies to start with.
The amount of money it takes to be a country without an official language is astronomical. The latest research show, “English and Spanish are just two of nearly 400 languages spoken here” (Ross 1). For many years now the Untied States has been one of the most diverse places in the world. With so many languages spoken here businesses and other obligations have to use translators to negotiate with one another. This is why many people agree that, “The U.S. Congress and individual states should adopt legislation making English the official language of government, so that government business should be conducted in English, with common-sense exceptions for services related to health and safety” (Mujica 47).
These people represent a majority of America' poor, homeless, or struggling. It is increasingly difficult for these people to make it in a country that doesn't even recognize their language. In conclusion, the motion to make English the official language of the United states is on I strongly oppose. To do so would result in the further segregation of American people because it chooses to ignore the population's diversity. If the English Language Empowerment Act of 1996 were to pass, it would only add to the confusion that immigrants are overwhelmed with upon entering America.
Some would say that America has gotten over the language/ cultural barriers and now almost everyone speaks the common language of English, but there are still many immigrants who do not know English. Bilingual education is put into public schools for this reason, so that immigrant children can be assimilated to English gradually. The national language should be English instead of the official language because America has prided herself in being very diverse. If we take away the diversity, then we take away the core values that America has always had since her founding. Just as the Native Americans had to learn English from the Pilgrims, immigrant children need bilingual education to help them learn English.
They have to wait for many years sometimes. That suffering is caused to them because of the people who chose wrong path to get settled in America. So, the solution to the problem is that the legal immigrants should not suffer because of the undocumented immigrants and there should be some amendments in the laws so that people choosing impeccable ways to follow their dreams should be given some relaxation. The U.S. immigration laws should be made little bit lenient without jeopardizing the safety of the nation. The most basic problem is getting the U.S visa.
Moreover, immigrants that relocate to the United States don’t find instant comfort and community. Rather, they feel misplaced; like outsiders. Immigrants must become ac... ... middle of paper ... ...propaganda that is blasted everywhere they create a place for themselves in America and achieve their American Dream. Communities, stores, schools, and places of worship have become part of both their culture and the American culture. Future immigrants have neighborhoods that make them feel more at ease due to the diversity that immigrants bring.
The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls In the article The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls, he states in the very first paragraph, “Most Americans would have a difficult time telling you, specifically, what the values are which Americans live by.” This statement is dead on when comparing America to almost any other country. In America there are so many different cultures because families from other countries are coming here in search of a better life. There is a very large diversity of cultures among Americans today. This makes it virtually impossible to have a definitive culture known as American culture. Most families come here to live but essentially still follow many of their cultures from their homeland although even these cultures can become somewhat Americanized.
A very big issues in the United States are the immigration laws and controversies among the American people. America is known to be a culturally diverse country, welcoming all who desire the American dream. Many white Americans strongly disagree with immigrants being in this country. Americans target the Latinos more than they do any other racial group. America, the land of the free, the land of endless opportunities is full or prejudice, racism, and discrimination.