Running head: Immigration 1 Immigration 4 Immigration Petra Perfecto @00395258 Bakersfield College For centuries, migrating has been a life changing decision for people that choose to enter the United States in search of a better future. Therefore, immigration is the permanent residency of people that choose to move to a new country. There are debates concerning the immigrants who enter the United Stated illegally and as the daughter of immigrant parents, I am fortunate to be born in this country. There are functions and dysfunctions in the immigrations groups and families. Functions benefiting immigration families are the second generation immigrants, children of immigrant parents who overall desire to do well in this country. In addition, …show more content…
As an immigrant, my father worked multiple hours, starting his morning in the field work picking fruits, vegetables, etc. and evening at a restaurant. The little money collected, with time, my father was able to pay for the loaned money he used for a ?Coyote? that transported him from the border to a near city with family and to cross my mother. Both parents working morning and evening jobs were granted a residency card from their field job because of their extended years of working with the company. The residency card is to be renewed every ten years and as a resident, they are to obey the laws and stay out of trouble. Therefore, allowing my parents to have better opportunities such as; minimum wage jobs, Driver?s License and renting their own home. Although my mother had the opportunity to minimize her working hours and stay home with her children she continued to work and pay a nanny because she learned to work at a very young age and has been self- sufficient since then. The Immigration and Nationality Act is also known as the Hart-Cellar Act and other immigration groups have shaped my families past by being a diverse community. The different languages used in the U.S. is an advantage for those who are bilingual and there is a high demand for bilingual speakers. Also, the work and wage opportunities there are now available for those with their
Immigrants must overcome many barriers to succeed in America. First, migrants frequently must learn a new language. Inability to communicate is a critical barrier for accessing the health care system (Urrutia-Rojas, Marshall, Trevino, Lurie, & Minguia-Bayona, 2006). Second, the processes of work and schooling for themselves and their families can be daunting. Lastly, immigrants use the established social network of longer duration residents for reference and knowledge (Nandi, Galea, Lopez, Nandi, Strongarone, & Ompad, 2008). For purposes of this report, there are three different types of immigrant: legal, undocumented, and refugees or persons seeking asylum. All three types of residents want to succeed and achieve their personal dream.
They face many issues such as economic instability, depression, loneliness, fear of being alone and feeling betrayed. Children feel depressed in cases like this because even at a young age they know that things are not okay. They also suffer from fear and being betrayed, they suffer fear because they 're scared of what is going to happen to their family since they 're so used to having their family together. Many times children who face this situations feel like they’ve been betrayed because they don’t know why their mother or father have gone away and not came back. The psychologist mentions that it’s very normal for children to feel this way and conduct a different behaviour than usual because just like everyone else they don’t seem to understand
Some countries of Latin America such as Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama have been experienced economic problems the past years. Since there is no way to solve that problems, people have to migrate to another country such as the US because they are looking for a better life. They pick the United States because it is one of the most stable, well organized and safe country in the world. For those reason Latinos decided to move to the US, however, moving to the US is not an easy decision to make because Americans are not familiar with Latino immigrants due to problems that they have been had with Mexicans, so Americans established many rules that make immigrants get in troubles if they do something stupid when they try to enter in
Ever since the 1800s, America has been undergoing a gradual change that would change the lives of Americans further on. Americans has been constantly debating whether immigration is or is not beneficial to the country and its inhabitants. Such is why immigrants have difficult times assimilating, more importantly joining, into the American culture. While some would argue that immigrants have been cultural benefactors to the American society, others would argue that they are rather a threat to everything American. Immigrants, who believed that their freedom would come from America, found the exact opposite of what they were expecting. As an immigrant, coming to the United States from a foreign country came with the price of difficulties and imminent hardships.
The issue of immigration has been around for many years. The first immigrants, who came from Ireland, arrived to the U.S through Ellis Island in January 1, 1892.Now in the modern era, there are diverse populations of immigrants emigrating from their respective homelands to find opportunities and make a better living here in the U.S. The idea of immigrants migrating here to the U.S is to be part of an enrich capitalist society that offers them a broader world of freedom, free speech, preference of religion, right to own businesses, titled to an education, ECT… “The crux of the aspirations of the average immigrant is motivated by the notion that one can achieve the American dream through hard work and perseverance and, ultimately, hard work and perseverance are rewarded by upward mobility via their children’s educational achievement” (Kao 1). Many immigrant parents often make the decision to emigrate, not for their own beneficial needs, but to give their child the opportunity to be...
Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigrants do not contribute to the U.S. economy. Instead they cost more by using government provided services, taking jobs from native workers, and reducing wages by competition with native workers. Proudly a nation of immigrants the United States attracts people from all over the world because we are a nation of laws. (Demint) For centuries immigration has been indispensable to the health of our nation, as it will be for our nation’s future success. (Demint) Although this is true, immigrants should still come to our nation lawfully and not burden our nations loyal and already overburdened taxpayers more with fiscal costs. (Demint) Foreign born people residing in the United States at the time of a population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth in 2012 were reported to be 4.2% born in Africa, 29.2% born in Asia, 11.8% born in Europe, 52.2% born in Latin America including South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, 2.0% born in Northern America including Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, St. Pierre, and Miquelon. (Migration) The top three countries from which illegal immigrants were reported to have been originally born in are Mexico, India, and China. (Migration) With illegal immigration becoming more common by the years you can only imagine how much those numbers have increased. Having illegal immigrants in the U.S. and how to deal with the productive and government fee-conflicting immigrants can cause much controversy on whether they hurt or help our economy. Pardoning the offense against our government to those who break the law and putting them on a path to become citizens of our law-based nation would be unfair; also it would just impose more unacceptable behavior and major...
Immigration has been a major yet common event in society that has shaped today’s culture. Immigration is a complex event that many see as a problem or as something that helps the world as a whole. Through the eyes of a functionalist, immigration is a helpful occurrence that creates unity throughout the world. As people migrate from one border to another, they bring with them their culture and norms. As they do, the cultures of both societies either change or assimilate together to coexist. With the combing of cultures there usually starts some problems, however, over time these problems either go away or are tucked away in order for people to
As an immigrant in the United States of America, you have to go through a lot of struggles and hardship to come to America from your homeland. You have to leave behind your family, friends, and valuable items and come to America for a better life with great opportunities. Around 1890’s many immigrants were coming to the United States because of the unstable condition of living, war conflicts, and a bad economy. Before coming to America, you would need a Passport and a ticket.
Immigration has always been a large conflict people have faced all across the world. There are plenty of reasons why people migrate to a country, whether it may be the United States or any other particular one. Many people often come in an attempt to escape poverty, crime, or to simply have a better opportunity to better their lifestyle. Although there are people who migrate and commit severe crimes, there are others who sacrifice themselves in order to live a better life. In addition to that, I believe the government should approve new immigration laws in favor of immigrants who come to better their life and achieve their dreams.
Furthermore, immigrants are a potential asset to our nation. Immigration has allowed the upbringing of ideas, cultures, arts, and cuisines. Immigrants enhance America’s ability to trade and invest profitably, as well as keep our economy flexible. In 1997, a study by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that immigration provided a “significant positive gain” to the U.S economy. The United States has benefited greatly from the people all over the world who have immigrated
Over the course of the centuries, citizens as well as non citizens have fought for the Civil Rights of this country in assorted ways, one of which involves immigration. Immigration plays a big role in every country, but most importantly, in the life of those who have a deep insight of the situation itself. We’ve witnessed how immigration has affected families around us, whether it is through friends, relatives or in our community. A current situation in relation to the topic, would be the past elections and the new changes being made in our country. Due to these changes, people with immigration records are losing the opportunities they once received without hesitation. According to the internet, immigration is the action of coming to a
An important question asked today is who is impacted by immigration? Everyone is, this topic does not only affect Americans, but also Europe, Asia and many other important nations, this hits on a macro level with political interactions influencing all of the nations. One important way that immigration impacts America is by the cost. In 2016 there are 11 million undocumented immigrants, 90% of deportations are men, leaving many women behind to be single parent homes to provide for the family, there is an average of 5 billion dollars being spent on deportation yearly. How is this possible? It costs an average of 10,000 dollars to deport each individual beginning with the detaining process, court processing and the final part of transporting the
Illegal immigration is getting into a foreign country without the required authentication or living beyond the period speculated within the authentication document. The world as a whole is facing a challenge on how to handle the cases of immigration. The latest development in immigration cases is what is currently happening in the Mediterranean Sea where Africans are migrating into Europe illegally. This paper will, however, not look into the case in Europe but rather what is happening in America at the moment. The paper will analyze immigration in America, why people immigrate to America and how the challenge can be mitigated without causing a lot of harm to the society. This paper will, therefore, take a keen interest what is happening on the America-Mexico border.
Immigration poses an ongoing debate in which people are becoming increasingly unsure as to whether immigrants are benefiting their society. This paper will examine three of the main benefits of immigration: the increase in diversity it provides, the rise in skills and labor and the benefits to the economy. Immigration leads to cross-cultural integration, therefore increasing ethnic variety. This increase in diversity is beneficial as it leads to improvements in society, as well as educational development. Increased immigration also means there are more skills and experts available to the hosting countries, as well as extra workers to take up jobs that need filling. Immigration also leads to improvements in the economy as taxes are paid and employment and wages increase.