The Pros And Cons Of Immigration

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For the longest time people have always wanted to immigrate to the U.S. from their country hoping to start a new life, possibly a wealthy life of which they have always dreamt. Most people don’t know what will happen once they get there, but they have created a picture of how successful they will be and how good they will do in the U.S. This leads to problems, when they enter their new home and figure out that the life they imagined isn’t quite what they expected it to be. According to The Civil Society, the main reason why immigration happens is poverty, “ This is not an easy journey, and not all people will find the happy ending that they are looking for. For many people, emigrating from one country to another will often be a very difficult and stressful process, it can include a lot of upheaval and changes both in lifestyle and in the work that they do” (The civil society). People always think that moving to a more developed country, like U.S., will be great. This idea is similar to the thought that the grass is greener on the other side. In my opinion immigration is not all that special. The expectations have been built up so immensely that they cannot be achieved, along with the fact that when people leave their home country they are leaving the life they built. Marc Povell, a professor who worked at American Immigration Law Foundation talked about the history of Vietnamese Immigration. He shows the readers the background of the history of how and why immigration happened. He claimed that the Vietnamese immigration had a big explored in 1975 when the Vietnam War ended. 125,000 Vietnamese citizens who worked for the United States left their home country during the spring of 1975 and went to the United States because they wer... ... middle of paper ... ...orms of crime and corruption; Immigration can become a social/political issue, where racism can be used to exploit feelings or as an excuse for current woes of local population. …………… A research shows that “ America is very good at adopting new things and it’s a place that it’s ok to do what you want” but people should start finding happiness; they should realize what they are meant to do in this world. After living here for almost five years, my parents realized where they belong to and it’s their hometown of Hue, Vietnam. I hope that people find their real home like how my parents did. Writing this essay, I hope to understand more about other immigrant’s lives in the U.S. I want to discover all the stories that will help others understand what life is like because I’m sure that there are people who are happy but there are also people that similar to my family.
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