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Immigrant Labor in the United States

- The United States cannot afford to lose the economic gains that come from immigrant labor. The economy would be suffering a greater loss if it weren’t for immigrants and their labor contributions, especially during the 2008 U.S. recession. The U.S. economy would most likely worsen if it weren’t for the strong labor force immigrants have provided this country. Despite the mostly negative views native-born Americans have towards immigrants and the economy, their strong representation in the labor forces continues today....   [tags: economic gains, immigrant force]

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Cognitive Problems of Immigrant Students

- What academic struggles will be happened on immigrant students. What kind of thoughts will be brought up to them. In The Happiness Hypothesis, Johnathan Haidt talks about negatively bias in “Changing Your Mind”. This chapter is the best to describe the situation of the immigrant students. According to Kim and Diaz in "Immigrant Students And Community Colleges”, they state that “immigrant students who attend community colleges tend to have lower socioeconomic status and limited English knowledge compared to those who enter four-year institutions.” (93) Many immigrant students have to do part time and face demanding work at school....   [tags: academic struggles, immigrants students]

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Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes

- Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her family when making the transition from Mexico to the United States. This is where she got her first taste of the lives of immigrants in this country within the urban barrios. Viramontes's writing reflects this theme along with expressing her political opinions on the treatments of immigrants, especially Chicanos and Latinos. In her short story "The Cariboo Café," Viramontes brings these ideas to life through three sections narrated by different individuals tied into the story....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants]

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The Life Of An Immigrant

- The Life of An Immigrant 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....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Illegal Immigrants : An Illegal Immigrant

- Illegal immigrants has many background stories about how they survived through the journey and afterward. No one really knows about their life story until people actually read about them or know them in person. Many people leave their family members and come to the United States just for better job, education and life in general. Jose Antonio Vargas is also an illegal immigrant who came to the United States as a child with a stranger, leaving his mother behind. He didn’t know that he was an illegal immigrant until he went to get his driver 's license....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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The Immigrant Experience : Immigrants

- The Immigrant Experience For many Mexican immigrants, crossing the border into the land of freedom and the American dream is no easy task. Some immigrants come over illegally by means of hiding in cars to cross borders, using visitor visas to stay longer, marrying to become citizens, and having babies as ‘anchors’ to grant automatic citizenship. Other immigrants gain green cards and work visas and work their way into becoming US citizens legally and subsequently gaining citizenship through paperwork for their families back home....   [tags: Mexican American, United States]

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The Immigrant Boom Of Immigrants

- The immigrant came to another country with their kid or wife trying give them a better life or attending to change a better job. Even these first generation of immigrants can accept their living environment or job very well, they will still feel unfamiliar about the new world they staying at which reminds me about my aunt and uncle. They have immigrated to America for more than 7 years, got a stable job even their kids. However, when I talked with her about how do they feel about this country, they told me that the culture here is very different from where they came from; therefore, sometimes they had to face some culture shocks....   [tags: Culture, Cultural assimilation]

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The Immigrant Victim

- B. The Immigrant Victim Louima was born in Thomassin, Haiti. He immigrated to the United States after receiving a degree in electrical engineering. Like most Haitian immigrants, Louima was hoping to escape the brutality and insecurity of Haiti for a more prosperous and safe life in Brooklyn, but instead, he came face to face with the brutality he hoped to escape. The attack on Louima came on the heels of a narrative that depicted Haitian immigrants as worthless. The man who was the Mayor of New York City in 1997 (Rudolph Giuliani - as US Assistant Attorney General) had kept 2,000 Haitian immigrants boat people in detention....   [tags: Police, Crime, Police brutality, Constable]

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We Need Health and Safety for Immigrant Workers

- The slaughtering, processing, and packaging of meat has long been associated with a high incidence of accidents, injuries and illnesses. When the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 became law, the meat and meat products industry was designated by the Department of Labor as one of the five Standard Industrial Classifications (SICs) to receive priority attention as part of OSHA's efforts to target those industries having the highest rates of occupational injuries. In this paper I will explain why I agrees with the conclusions and recommendations of the Human Rights Watch in regards to worker safety concerning immigrant workers and why new laws need to be written that ensure work...   [tags: illegal immigration, undocumented immigrants]

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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]

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Story of a Romanian Immigrant

- Story of a Romanian Immigrant Immigrating to the United States in not a simple process. Millions immigrate to America but many millions more are denied a visa or forced to cross the border illegally because of the limited number of applicants that the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, now a department of Homeland Security, provides as well as the extremely stringent process that is imposed upon migrating applicants. Even getting a simple tourist visa can be a tiring ordeal and beyond reach of most foreign citizens who are not wealthy....   [tags: Interview Immigration USA Immigrants Essays]

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The Immigrant Culture Of The United States

- The Immigrant Culture in the United States In the United States culture is so broad that it cannot be depicted with ease, it is a melting pot of hundreds of cultures considering there are so many immigrants. The struggles and hard effort people put into their daily lives all contribute to the vibrancy and uniqueness of the immigrant culture. This culture has produced a bountiful amount of self taught people with unique knowledge, an interesting past, and a thriving future. Amy Tan’s article Mother Tongue and Malcolm X’s article A Homemade Education provide ample examples of what it is like to live as an immigrant, as well as examples of the struggle of living in a place where you are provid...   [tags: United States, English language, Education]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Illegal Immigrant '

- If ten people of different nationalities were placed in front of you, and you were asked to choose which one is an “illegal immigrant,” which one would you choose. Now clearly it is not that easy to give an answer because one might ask, “well what do they look like?” If you tried doing a quick Google image search, because in our society today Google can answer any question, with just the terms “Illegal Immigrant,” the first pages of hits would include a majority of photos depicting people who are Mexican....   [tags: Illegal immigration]

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The Impact Immigrants have on the Economy

- The world is becoming an increasingly interconnected place and this trend is continuing. As a result, countries are facing new problems that are requiring policy changes in many highly contentious fields. Of major concern are the immigration and citizenship policies of many western nations that are receiving a majority of the immigrants. This is a highly salient issue because people are concerned about the effect immigrant populations will have on voting trends and the jobs that they could take from citizens....   [tags: immigrant community, dahl, democracy]

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The Transformation of Immigrant Parents and Children

- Immigrants are defined as people who permanently move to a forgiven country from their origin country. Immigrants can move for the purposes of seeking better living, better education, or in order to avoid any sort of issues in their origin country. Despite the reasoning behind the decision of the movement, an immigrant will be affected by the change of culture, way of life, social system and community. The process of the movement effects each individual differently depending on their, age, gender and their level of connection to their past culture....   [tags: changes in tradition and culture]

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The Benefits of a High Immigrant Population

- Construction of Main Arguments The benefits of a high immigrant population are apparent in almost every walk of life. Their overall contribution to the general economy is show as a positive one and there improvements to the quality of the workforce are also quite note-worthy. First, let us turn our eyes to something that is indisputable in economics. Even among those who claim that immigration isn't beneficial still have to accept the fact that overall the United States' gross domestic product (G.D.P) increases....   [tags: immigration, economy, workforce, GDP]

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Immigration And The Immigrant Worker Center

- For this oral history course, I chose the topic of immigrant laborers and their story as me and two other students in the class have been selected to be interns for The Immigrant Workers Center and contribute to the creation of a collection of stories from immigrant laborers that will be added to the organisation’s website. The Immigrant Workers Center is currently working on a campaign that aims to increase the minimum wage of immigrants to $15 an hour. In addition, this organisation seeks to change the political structure and the immigration labor policy....   [tags: Immigration, Human migration, Employment]

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The Status Of The New Immigrant

- The status of the new immigrant Belonging to the native culture has a positive and negative effect. In the article "Two Ways to Belong in America" by Baharati Mukherjee and "A Battle of Cultures" by K. Cannie Kang, both articles deals with the main idea that some of the immigrant accept their new life. In addition, some of immigrant like to stay in their cultures even when they move to another country. How immigrant interact with a new country, and how that reflects on them. In the article "Two Ways to Belong in America" Baharati Mukherjee explains that there are two ways to belong in America....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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The Life of an Immigrant Black Woman

- Hardship and loss of freedom comes to mind as I think about an immigrant black woman. If they had other forms of persuasion other then the “glamour” or positive side of England that they heard about through tales, would they less enthused and reluctant of being the follower. Would the immigrant black woman still be as naïve. Once becoming a part of a different society, she has to adapt to the ways that she is unfamiliar with. She has to erase in a form of what she knows and feels is correct to from her true self....   [tags: immigration, England,]

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The Rights Of The Immigrant Community

- As had been mentioned the mission of CHIRLA is; to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants, organize and serve individuals, institutions and coalitions to build power, transform public opinion, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights” (, 2016). Henceforth, this organization has made a positive difference by creating a Hotline to serve as a resource for the immigrant community on topics that are controversial like; immigration, healthcare, welfare services, education, report hate crimes, house hold workers, and unemployment benefits....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Racial Formation And The Immigrant Groups

- Many immigrant groups migrated to the United States of America in the 19th century to obtain a better degree of social freedom and opportunity such as job employment. However, the Whites racialized these immigrant groups, inserting them into the lowest position of the social hierarchy where Whites were at the top and Blacks were at the bottom. Racial formation is the society’s expectations and opportunities of a particular race, which is constantly constructed by the social institutions, such as labor opportunity and education, and social representation or stereotypes....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Social position, Race]

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My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant

- Do you know how an undocumented Immigrant lives in the United States. If not, one such immigrant, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, wrote "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant," published on June 22, 2011, in The New York Times Magazine, and responded the question with his life experience. He confided his secrets living in America, where he wasn 't supposed to live in. According to his words, he worked hard to enable maintaining in America, throughout, proving his value in America but just couldn 't get his documents....   [tags: Illegal immigration]

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Analysis Of ' Imagining The Immigrant '

- Reading Response 3 1. In “Imagining the Immigrant,” Savant’s main argument is to argue the moral aspect of the illegal immigration issue. He stresses the importance of imagination. He wants readers to imagine the difficulties that immigrants are facing in their life. Savant tries to make readers feel sympathy for the immigrants. Therefore, he provides two sad stories related to immigrant. He defenses for them and claims their desperations lead their actions. Also, He discusses law and morality. The law is not existed to represent morality....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Immigration Is An Illegal Alien Or Immigrant?

- Immigration has been going on since the early 20th century when foreigners were allowed to come to America for jobs and other life opportunities. This would be the beginning of many foreigners coming into America without government permission or once entered, staying beyond their termination date of the visa given therefore becoming an illegal alien or immigrant. It is a problem and like any other problem, there is a solution. By pardoning illegal immigrants in America, this will allow many immigrants to start a new life erasing their past life in their past country but by doing so, this would mean that political offenses and other misbehaviors will be forgotten, a risk that is worth taking...   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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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]

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My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant

- There is a common consensus among people around the world that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world because it is the land of opportunity, and the land of immigrants. In fact, the United States of America has always been the epicenter for the world 's greatest minds, and where hard work is recognized and rewarded. A place where boys become the future leaders of the world. A place where everyone, regardless of the color of their skin and their religion collaborate to solve the world’s future/current problems....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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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]

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The Immigration Of The Immigrant Youth

- Immigrant youth, as of 2011, made up one-fourth of the United States’s 75 million children, and are expected to account for one-third of approximately 100 million children by 2050 (Passel, 2011). Central American immigrants make up a growing portion of that group, with around 3.2 million people living in the U.S. as of 2013 (Zong & Batalova, 2015). This growth in immigrant youth also speaks to trends for undocumented youth living in America, with approximately one million undocumented children younger than 18 living in the U.S., and the number of Central American youths in particular arriving in the country multiplying....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Immigration As A Young Immigrant Woman

- Immigration As a young immigrant woman, I support that there should be more helpful laws that help immigrants, so they can receive a work permits. For example, the DACA for child arrivals, without that law myself as well as, other millions immigrant students would not have the privilege of attending college, driver a car, or even work legally. Like many other undocumented people, my mother in barked in a dangerous passage through the dessert, with myself only being six years old and my little brother being three months old, we walked for several days, not only fearing immigration patrols, but the dangers that the desert might have such as, wolfs, snakes and other animals, but mostly the mafi...   [tags: Barack Obama, United States]

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Are Immigrant Workers Imperfectly Substitutable?

- Many wage studies suggest that immigrant workers are imperfectly substitutable for native-born workers who have similar educational attainment and experience. Relying on U.S. Census and ACS data, I ask, to what degree do language skills drive this. I suggest that immigrants who arrive to the United States at young ages, both have stronger English skills and exhibit greater substitutability for native-born workers than immigrants who arrived later. Similarly, immigrants with poor English skills will be more responsive to the supply of immigrants and their relative wages will suffer more than English-speaking immigrants....   [tags: native-born workers, puerto rico, education]

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National Minority and Immigrant Groups

- Will Kymlicka writes in the Multicultural Citizen that national minorities and immigrant groups should be given room and protection to practice and express their cultures. He argues that cultural expression is key to individual freedom and allows for a greater freedom of opportunity. National minorities, as large ethnic minority populations within a nation that have historic and cultural ties to the land (Kymlicka, p. 79), should be given the utmost cultural freedom and protection culture as it enhances the nation as a whole....   [tags: Priority, Cultural Freedom]

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I'm an Immigrant and I'm a Human

- As a product of immigration, I was shaped by the unique benefits and challenges of spending my developmental years in multiple cultures. I was born in the rural province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines but spent most of my early childhood years in the country’s capital city of Manila. When I was six years old, my family moved to Singapore for several years before settling down in Guam by my ninth birthday, when my father contracted a job with an international hotel franchise. Learning to navigate the cultural discrepancies in my life soon became a norm, one that shaped my values and priorities....   [tags: doctoral degree purpose paper]

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Is Angelina Velasquez A Mexican Immigrant?

- Her day began the same as many of the other farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida - early. She was on her way to work at 5am, even she was not allowed to start picking tomatoes until the dew dried on the plants, which was around 10am. After her day started, she would endure long hours of work in the hot Florida sun with no breaks and earning little pay. She would be screamed at, and being a woman, she would be at increased risk for sexual assault. The woman described is Angelina Velasquez, a Mexican immigrant, who was profiled by the New York Times last year in Immokalee a town in the south western part of Florida....   [tags: Slavery, Human rights]

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The Immigrant By James Gray

- The Immigrant, directed by James Gray, opened my eyes to how the life of an immigrant was when attempting to enter the United Sates. I feel as though it also provided a unique perspective on the measures people will go to in order to earn money and to help their loved ones. Witnessing Ewa’s – the protagonist of the film – struggles throughout the film just to get her sister out of quarantine and off of Ellis Island, opened my eyes to how things might have been when Ellis Island was an active immigration station....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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Personal Narrative : A Haitian Immigrant

- As a Haitian immigrant, my parents and I would spend our family vacations in our hometown of Port-au- Prince, Haiti. I would enjoy participating in family activities such as card games, cooking, and just the quality time that we spent together. We could play these games and laugh amongst each other for hours, without a care in the world merely telling jokes and listening to the elder parables. Amongst my family I felt untouchable. Like a tree in the wind, my only cares were that of the breeze and the beauty of my foundation....   [tags: Family, Medicine, Grandparent, Foundation series]

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Mexican Immigrant Oppression in America

- “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As Martin Luther King, Jr, described, oppression is a worldwide problem, however though the most crucial group is the Mexican immigrants in America, due to the economical, educational, and societal discrimination they face in a country where is everyone is said to be free; consequently though due to anti- immigration groups and non- acceptance in America, this problem has remained unsolved, and will remain so until people can learn to accept people for who they are, and not where they come from....   [tags: Immigration Research Paper]

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The Mexican Immigrant Field Worker

- Santa Maria, a city located in California, is in the heart of the strawberry sharecrop market. With working in fields being extremely demanding, sharecropping businesses exploit the vulnerable. In today’s times Mexican immigrants, and in particular women, children, and teenagers are exploited every day in fields across the country. Mexican immigrants play a vital part in igniting capitalist agriculture, especially in strawberry agriculture, and are not compensated fairly for their work. With slavery being outlawed in the United States it is amazing how the Mexican immigrant field worker has not been advocated for, because their rigorous field work as well as their extremely low pay, closely...   [tags: United States, Slavery in the United States]

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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]

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If I Were An Immigrant

- If I Were an Immigrant It would be very hard to be an immigrant in the United States. I spoke to my coworker that is an immigrant from Albania and discussed how my life would be different. The first thing that would be considered would be living away from the rest of your family and missing them. We discussed how in Albania everyone knew their neighbors, and living here some people do not know their neighbors. I was told that the style of living is very different here, for example, when a person goes into a coffee shop in the United States they are usually in and out, but in Albania people actually sit down with a friend and drink your coffee....   [tags: United States, High school, English-language films]

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Immigrant Fatalities on the Mexican-American Border

- The deaths in the border between Mexico and the United states have been increasing rapidly in the past decade. The fatalities have doubled since 1998 due to the increase of borders patrol and border militarization. The result is the redistribution of the migratory flow to more dangerous and remote areas such as southern Arizona. Even though the number of immigrants who try to cross the border has decreased, the number of fatalities continues to increase. Immigrants will not stop coming unless the situation in their countries changes and with a more protected border, they will look for more remote areas to try to cross....   [tags: USA Mexico Border, Illegal Immigrants]

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Socializing Children Into Immigrant Communities

- Language and emotion are very important to human development as it creates identity and perception of the self. In addition, language and emotion are important to socialization and a person’s perception of the world. These messages are taught differently throughout the world and are influenced by the family, community and culture therefore children adapt as a result of their learned experiences (Miller and Mangelsdorf 2005). This paper focuses on research conducted by Kusserow (1999), Fung (1999) and Orellana (2001)....   [tags: language, emotion]

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I Am An Immigrant Essay

- I am an immigrant, which I sometimes view as a privilege and other times not so much. It felt wonderful when my relatives were kind to my family because we got our visas to come to the United States. I was born in Bangladesh in a small village in my tiny house. Not the typical story you hear from many of my peers. My birth is very important to me, not because I ever celebrated my birthday. It wasn’t until I came to the United States that I realized that people actually celebrates their birthdays, but I never argued about celebrating because I knew my parents were not aware of birthday parties and because we were always financially unstable....   [tags: United States, New York City, Family, Mother]

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I Am An Immigrant Well

- I am an immigrant well, kind of; I wasn 't born here, but then again I wasn 't raised anywhere else. My parents brought me over when I was a child so they would be the immigrants since they made the decision to come here; I was kind of brought along. The year was 1994, I was 3(three) years old and my family and I had just been offered the opportunity to come to the U.S. my parents took it leaving everything behind. We were one of the lucky ones; our process was clean and simple. My dad worked for a religious organization, the Seventh Day Adventist Union in the Dominican Republic, as a canvasser; he sold books related to health and ministry....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Mexican American And Immigrant Policy

- Mexican American enrollment in schools has risen even after the discriminatory laws that have tried to be implemented, such as anti-bilingual education, anti-affirmative action, and anti-immigrant policy movement (Carlo, McGinley, Hayes, & Martinez, 2012). These laws have made it widely acceptable to have prejudice feelings towards those of Latino decent because it separates these individuals from the rest of the community. Politicians are continuously making public, damaging statements limiting the rights of Latino immigrants....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, Mexican American]

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Ewen's Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars

- Ewen's Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars Throughout history, the concept of Americanization has been studied in order to better understand the effects of a mass culture on immigrants. On one side stands the view of an immigrant engulfed in American ideology who leaves behind his past....   [tags: Immigration Capitalism Women Immigrants]

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The Indochinese Immigrant Movement

- The Indochinese immigrant movement could be characterized as an event that was ignited as the Vietnam war draw to a closed with the Communist party gaining the advantage in the process of the crusade. This group contain subgroups who belonged to countries in the Southeast China region. In regard to why and how they resettle in America and other nations around the world, these immigrants were not in the pursuit of economic reasons unlike the emigration-immigration process that is traditionally associated with previous Asian American groups....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cold War]

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The Illegal Immigrant Controversy

- It seems that everyone has an opinion on the illegal immigrant issue. We read about it in the newspaper, see the issue addressed on television, and hear that our elected officials are proposing new laws to address the problem. At one end of the spectrum are those who propose that we build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out, or deport them if they have managed to enter the country illegally. At the other end, are the proponents who want America to accept the “undocumented” and grant them amnesty....   [tags: citizenships, punishment, tax liability]

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Immigrant Subculture in America

- A subculture can consist of any small group outside the central or key majority group. The groups can range from an organized crime group, to an Asian American group, to a religious group, to even a hippie commune. The main focus of this unit is the immigrant subcultures. The immigrant subculture that is becoming more commonplace every day in the United States is the Mexican Americans. Mexican Americans have many religious traditions, ceremonies, customs, as well as art and music forms. There are also various cultural traditions....   [tags: Culture ]

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Story of an Immigrant

- Story of an Immigrant The focus of this paper is Shimma. His tribal home is in Sudan. He is believed to be 21 and has resided as a refugee in the USA since August 2001. He is known as a “Lost Boy of Sudan.” I met Shimma while shopping at Wal-Mart in central Phoenix. I had been fascinated by the reports of the Lost Boys that I had heard on TV and read in the newspapers. I knew that some of the Lost Boys were being relocated to Phoenix and hoped to meet some of them along the way on my travels through out Phoenix....   [tags: Sudan Lost Boys Immigration Essays Papers]

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History of Korean Immigrants

- Immigrant in United States had me thought a lot about immigrants, more specifically Korean immigrants. I chose to focus on Korean immigrants because the city that I come from, Orange County, California, has a large Asian population. I do have some friends that are actually from another country and I would hear comment about green card, immigrant acts, their home country, and citizenship status. My hometown is the one that influenced me to research about the history of Korean immigrant. January 13, 1903, first group of Korean immigrants arrived to Hawaii for work and/or school....   [tags: immigration, immigrant act, united states]

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Anti Immigrant Sentiment : America Is The Nation Of Immigrants

- Anti- Immigrant Sentiment America is the nation of immigrants. It is the place where different cultures converge, and also call home. Anti-immigrant hysteria took many forms, including anxiety that the newcomers would not assimilate because they spoke different languages, practiced different religions, had different customs, were not white in the taxonomy of the day, and possessed divided loyalties. In America many immigrant are becoming leaders. However, America also known as anti-immigrant which made the immigration system to become extremely hard for immigrants....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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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]

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The Perpetual Border Battle And Imagining The Immigrant

- A Big Controversial There are many similarities in “The Perpetual Border Battle” and “Imagining the Immigrant: Why legality must give way to humanity”, First in “The perpetual border battle” “Migration is based on networks of family, clan, and village that can continue to operate long after the conditions that may have sparked the original emigration”. In “Imagining the Immigrant” mentions about major migration movements despite the social and economic circumstances that significantly alter the normal civic concrete....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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`` Undocumented Immigrant `` By Jose Antonio Vargas

- A hero is someone who invests their time helping others rather than themselves. They are always conscious of their surroundings and environment. Heroes help their enemies and friends regardless of the circumstances. A hero is also someone who is humble and knows when to be protective of others and themselves. Heroes are people who acknowledge flaws, and fix mistakes, those were my own definition of a hero. In “Undocumented Immigrant”, Jose Antonio Vargas tells the truth about his illegal status in the United States....   [tags: English language, United States]

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Immigration Law : Illegal Immigrant Families

- Shortly after the tough immigration law was passed, enough Mexican immigrants couldn’t be found to work the fields. Rob Knorr in Arizona couldn’t find workers to pick his jalapeno Peppers in the field which greatly reduced his revenue and became costly. Over the years Rob Knorr in Arizona, has used the illegal immigrant families to harvest his jalapeno in the field. Soon after the tough law on immigration was implemented, Mr. Rob Knorr soon came to reality that he would have to invest about $2 million towards a machine that will remove pepper stems....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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The Life of Immigrant Children In New York

- The Life of Immigrant Children In New York By the late nineteenth century the economic lines in America between the upper and lower class were quickly widening because of the boom of urban industrial expansion. Moreover, during the 1800s, America witnessed an influx of immigrants coming from many parts of the world, they made tenement houses in New York’s lower East Side a common destination. One person witnessing the living conditions of these tenements was journalist Jacob A. Riis. For several years, Riis, with camera in hand, tooked a multitude of photographs that depicted the atrocious working and living conditions in the New York slums....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Children Of Immigrant Parents On Public Education

- Children of immigrant parents entitled to public education. We don’t realize how hard it is for immigrant parents to get their children education, and we judge and hate on something we have never been through. I guess it’s true you never know someone’s pain unless you go through it. Not everyone has the same privileges as others, some have to work twice as hard to try to give their children an opportunity towards an education on the contrary some American families have it simpler. I not blaming people who have families who were born here or say it’s wrong, but many people tend to affront children of immigrant parents and feel like they have the equitableness to say they aren’t suitable to re...   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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I Am A Black Immigrant Woman

- I am a Black immigrant woman in the U.S. Whilst this is not the sum total of who I am, these identities and more, shape my experiences, my values and how I am valued in this society. My family initially migrated from Nigeria to the UK when I was 7. I knew before migrating that I was Black and I knew this meant I would not be viewed positively, but I did not comprehend the full implications of this until I lived in a country where I was a minority. This Semester, I worked as a focus group facilitator for the Global Engagement and Inclusive Culture Committee at UMass Lowell....   [tags: Sociology, African American, Black people]

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Prevalence Of Mental And Non Immigrant Americans

- Literature Review Prevalence of Mental Illness in Immigrant and Non-Immigrant U.S. Latino Groups In this article Alegría et al (2008), discusses the prevalence of mental illnesses within the Latino community and of the 2,554 individuals surveyed approximately 868 were Mexican. The subjects ranged in age, marital status, and immigration. Of the 868 Mexican participants over 39% stated having a disorder that could benefit from seeking mental health treatment. Sungkyu Lee, and Held (2015), conducted a survey consisting of over 2,533 participants and examined the variations of mental health services among Latinos living in the United States....   [tags: Mental disorder, Mental health, California]

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A Look Into An Immigrant 's Viewpoint Of America

- A Look Into an Immigrant 's Viewpoint of America For this paper, I decided to select Topic #2 (Oral History-Immigrant) and interview my father, Genaro Gopar. While doing this paper, I come across new experiences he shares with me--ones that he has never revealed to the family. In this interview, he reveals his overall immigrant experience, adversities, values, and thoughts. My Father was born in a poor family and raised in a small town called Oaxaca in Mexico. He is the oldest child of three. Both of his parents worked as fruit vendors and my father along with his siblings were responsible for helping out....   [tags: United States, Family, Mexico]

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Overcoming Obstacles: Example of an Immigrant Family

- Did you face any challenge in your life ever. What did you do to solve the problem. Did you overcome the setback or was hit back by the challenge. If you defeated the problem, it means you got the ability of resilience. If you was defeated by the problem, I hope this essay can help you set up the ability of resilience. At the beginning of this essay, I want to introduce my family first. I think it can let you understand this story better. My family is an immigrant family, we move to here 4 years....   [tags: Resilience, Family]

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Immigrant Labor workers: Enduring the Pain

- Introduction Despite being one of the smallest countries of the world, Lebanon ranks among the top when it comes to ethical and cultural mixture. Threw history, Lebanon was the destination for several migrants that were forced to leave their beloved country due to circumstances that were beyond their control. Nevertheless, Lebanon has repeatedly opened its borders to shelter those refugees. Ranging from the Armenians that were terrified by the ottoman's intolerance in the early 1900s, to the Palestinians that were forced to leave Palestine by the Israelis back in the 1950s, and up until nowadays with the Syrians that are esc...   [tags: Lebanon Population, Monopolistic Parties]

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The Immigrant Experience Is Not Committed By A Black Person

- “When a crime is reported, pray that it was not committed by a black person, and if it turns out to have been committed by a black person, stay well away from the crime area for weeks, or you might be stopped for fitting the profile.” The stereotypes around us every day are often misrepresentations of an entire ethnicity. All of Ifemelu’s life she has had no problem with fitting in. Throughout high school and going to university she was considered popular. Once she came to America is when she first encountered a problem with fitting in....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Human skin color]

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America 's An Immigrant From Honduras

- There are billions of people in this world, every person has a different story and background of where they come from. Some people are privileged with the life they are given, others are not. We choose if we want to better ourselves with the life God has given us and hope for the best we make the right decisions. Throughout our lives we cross paths with many people and these people are willing to sit down and listen to our story. For this story it brings two people together into one when we crossed paths and it made our lives perfect....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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I Interviewed An Immigrant From India

- For this assignment, I interviewed an immigrant from India, which I will refer to him as “Andaleep Kumar”. Andaleep was born in India which is one of the largest countries in Asia. He immigrated to the United Satates of America in 1968. He mentioned that came to the United Satates on a student Visa to obtain a college degree. He was 18 years of age when he came to California. After the movement which took place in America for the civil rights in 1960, there were great number of people who immigrated to United States of America....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Challenges Faced By A First Generation Immigrant

- People move to other places for various reasons, and most of them want to obtain more opportunities, such as jobs, and better education. However, moving out of one’s hometown means moving out of the life that one used to live. It would be difficult to adapt to a new environment since each place has its own culture, and there would be a lot of challenges that one needs to face while getting used to a new culture, and especially getting used to a different country. As a first generation immigrant, I have faced many challenges while getting adapted to this new environment during the past three and a half years....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology]

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Greek American Immigrant Experience Exhibition

- Greek American Immigrant Experience Exhibition The Greek Americans have a history of existence dating back to the 6000 BC. The period between 1880 to 1910 had a lot of significant effect on the art elements in the American history; the elements and artifacts used during this period have extensive descriptions of the culture and general way of lives of these countrymen on the American continent. The various stereotypes and social order of communities differ from one geographical region to another including the native languages, perception of different elements in social activities....   [tags: United States, Sociology, Greeks, Florida]

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“This I Believe” about the Good Life: What it Means to an Immigrant

- Everyone desires to live a good life and people are always searching for ways to do so. In my case, by moving to the United States, I now have the opportunity to live a good life, but my definition differs from everyone else’s. I believe that living a good life means getting a good education, working hard, family support, willing to adapt new environment, having a leader, and becoming a self-made individual. My family and I moved from Pakistan eleven years ago in search of a better life. Their main purpose in moving here in the U....   [tags: Immigrants, Immigration, ]

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The Settlement And Social Inclusion Process Of Immigrant And Refugee Youth

- In this paper we examined how schools shape the settlement and social inclusion process of immigrant and refugee youth. We employed a case study of the education and schooling experiences of immigrant and refugee youth living in a mid-sized immigrant-receiving city in Ontario, Canada. We opened the paper with a discussion the institutional architecture of support for immigrant and refugee youth in the city and then considered how, within these supports, young immigrants and refugees experience education and schooling....   [tags: Sociology, Education, High school, School]

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Language and Culture in an Immigrant Society

- The professor of my linguistics anthropology course this year, stepped up to the podium on the first day of class, and surprised us all with his feelings regarding language. He began by telling us that he specializes in human misery, perhaps insinuating language is a source of misery. Dr. Song is a Korean immigrant and the sounds of his own language repulses him. Growing up in modern society America has made him cringe at the sound of his native tongue. It is this same native language of Korean that my professor falls back into when he is made nervous by an English speaking person leaning in closer to him and squinting up his face expecting not to understand what will come out of his...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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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]

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Immigrant Families : Entry Into The Child Welfare System

- In order to analyze the topic of immigrant families ' entry into the child welfare system, a review of the literature on this topic was conducted. The twenty articles used in this review of the literature were selected due to their ability to answer preliminary research questions as well as build a foundation for what is known about immigrant families and their entry into the child welfare system. Databases such as PsychInfo, ProQuest, JSTOR, and Google Scholar were used in acquiring articles, key words that were searched were “immigration”, “Latino immigrants”, “child maltreatment”, “child abuse”, “ acculturation” ,“acculturation stress”, and “child welfare system”....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Immigrant Benefits America ' By Bill Clinton

- In “Immigrant Benefits America”, Bill Clinton emphasizes the importance of immigrants in America. They are hardworking people who come to America to have a better life. He also asserts that American citizens have the responsibility to welcome new immigrants while immigrants have the duty to learn American culture and language, believe in the US government, and contribute to US society. However, Lawrence Auster delivers a different idea in his essay, “Immigration Threatens American Culture.” He points out that the negative effect of mass immigrants from non-European countries....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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What is the experience of a Latin American immigrant in the United States?

- Have you ever wondered why Latin immigrants come to the U.S.. Do they have any experience with any jobs. Why is the population of Latin immigrants increasing. Many Latin immigrants have moved into the United States which means the Latin Americans population of the immigrant in the United States is increasing. “The Mexican-born population in the U.S., which had been growing earlier in the decade, was 11.5 million in early 2009” (Passel & Cohn 2009) they have come from different countries, such as Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras....   [tags: Immigration ]

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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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Case Study of an Immigrant

- Case Study of an Immigrant “We are all immigrants. Our only difference is that some of us arrived earlier and some of us later” a great quote from Ruiz (1997). From the 1930’s to the 1970’s most people that immigrated here were from Europe, it is only recently that people from Mexico began immigrating here (Christie, 1998). The only difference is, when people were emigrating here from Europe, they already had high income and educational levels (1998). People that are emigrating here now from Mexico have trouble keeping the economy up (1998)....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Mexico USA Essays Papers]

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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]

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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]

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Cesar Chavez, Larry Itliong and Immigrant Labor

- When you try to describe Californians today, a common term that would probably appear more often than not, is diverse. California truly is a melting pot of different cultures that span the globe, from the Chinese and other Asian immigrants trying to attain the “golden mountain” to the Chicano community that was absorbed into American culture after the Mexican government ceded control of what is now, the Western United States. A common link between the past and present in California is the hard working immigrant laborer that put up with the harsh working conditions and got down and dirty to make a living....   [tags: California history, farm workers union]

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The First-generation Immigrant in America

- My grandmother has a certain look in her eyes when something is troubling her: she stares off in a random direction with a wistful, slightly bemused expression on her face, as if she sees something the rest of us can’t see, knows something that we don’t know. It is in these moments, and these moments alone, that she seems distant from us, like a quiet observer watching from afar, her body present but her mind and heart in a place only she can visit. She never says it, but I know, and deep inside, I think they do as well....   [tags: Minorities Equality Essays]

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