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    Immigrants

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    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

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    Immigrants

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    The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, "I will try to glorify

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    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. Thru the

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    Americans are Immigrants!

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    Americans are Immigrants! “Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life,” was the words of former American president, John F. Kennedy (American Immigration: Quotes about Immigration). Immigrants have been in America for many years now. Today many people have different opinions about whether immigrants should be allowed into America freely, or if there should be more harsh regulations to those coming into the country. After September 11, people have been afraid

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    Immigrants in Action

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    Immigrants in Action Members of the Comité de Inmigrantes en Acción Santa Teresa (the St. Theresa Committee of Immigrants in Action) look solemn this evening. It is Friday, 5:00 PM, in the basement of St. Theresa's Church. The basement boasts a distinctly cafeteria-like atmosphere: fluorescent lights, linoleum floors, folding chairs, bare walls, and long institutional tables. Appropriate, a church volunteer later informs me, as the room also functions as a soup kitchen for homeless and low-income

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    Acculturation of Immigrants

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    I. Introduction A. More and more immigrants pour in for "American Dream," but fail B. Main Points American dream- hope, freedom, jobs and a better life for their children (Costa 1) Need to acculturate Child who learns to speak English has more control than parent (Costa 1)- Acculturated second generation generally more economically successful To get good jobs, need English language and American education- need to be well-rounded to be "wanted" by top schools (Fuller 39) Cultural identification-

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    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

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    Invaded By Immigrants

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    Invaded By Immigrants Canada being a relatively new country, as far as the history of the world goes was built by immigration. Every single resident of North America can trace his ancestry back to the cradle of life in Europe. Even Native Americans found their way to the new world over a frozen ice pack, spreading out across the land, weaving a rich culture and prospering. The Canada that we know today began only in the last 200 years. Settlers poured in from all over the world, tempted with free

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    Challenges Faced by Immigrants The changing environments throughout the ages have caused the movement of thousands of families out of their homelands. Whether forced to make such decisions or doing so by their own desires, all immigrants have had to survive the physical and psychological challenges encountered along the way. To speak about the experiences of all these different people using the same ideas and examples would be quite inaccurate. They all, however, had to live through similar

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    Korean Immigrants to America

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    Korean Immigrants to America On January 13, 1903, the first Korean Immigrants set foot in Hawaii. There were eighty six people on that first voyage, and since then there have been over 550,000 Koreans who have made the journey to the United States over the past 100 years. The original immigrants and their descendants now total over 1.6 million. Korean Americans make up one of the most prominent Asian communities in the United States. Many elements of Korean Culture, ranging from Kim Chee to

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  • Immigrants

    An immigrant is a person who moves to a different country with the intention of permanently residing there. Immigration is the process through which a person becomes a permanent resident or citizen of another country. An immigrant will always be an immigrant even if they become a citizen of their new homeland, serve in its military and marry a native of that country. Immigrating to foreign lands, usually in search of a better life, has picked up in the last few years. At present, an estimated 3.5% of the world’s population has immigrated to another country.

    Immigrants are often wrongly labelled as emigrants or migrants, though the three terms signify different things. An emigrant is a person who is leaving a country; emigration is the act of moving out, while immigration is the act of moving in. A migrant is a person who moves from place to place, usually in search of employment. Migration can take place within the borders of a country or to another country. Unlike immigrants, who seek to become permanent residents of their adopted country, migrants can return to their home country any time they choose.

    Types of Immigrants

    Immigrants can be classified into three categories:

    1. Citizens – In the United States, legal immigrants can become citizens after 3-5 years as permanent residents. As a citizen, an immigrant can work, receive public benefits and petition for the legal status of their spouse, children and family members
    2. Permanent residents – In the United States, Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) are immigrants who have permanent authorization to live and work in the U.S. They are also known as green card holders and they can acquire this status in various ways, usually through sponsorship by a spouse, family member or employer.
    3. Undocumented – These are immigrants who enter the United States without permission, i.e. without going through a port of entry. Undocumented immigrants are also those who overstay a temporary non-immigrant visa. They have no work authorization or access to public benefits, often make less than minimum wage and can be deported any time.

    The following essays on immigrants offer useful insights into the process and experience of immigration.

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