The article titled "The New Latino Underclass" by Douglas Massey is an insightful reading that shows the readers just how profoundly discrimination affects the Latinos/Latinas in the United States. It was quite insightful as he stated the history of the discrimination along with the two concepts of "Latino Threat Narrative" and "Hispanic Challenge. " Not only was this article by Massey insightful, but saddening too. I was unaware how harsh the immigration process here in the United States could be especially to innocent people who are seeking safety from their own country. I overall agree with Massey in the sense that we cannot just deport bunches of people, but we must understand they are human.
This essay is going to describe focus on the work of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), a nonprofit organization that offers inexpensive legal, educational, and advocacy services to Central American immigrants. Created in 1983 in San Fernando Valley, CARECEN was originally known as the Central American Refugee Center. The founder was a Salvadoran refugee who was determined to attain legal status for the many Central Americans who were running away from their country 's civil war. Throughout the past three decades, the organization has worked with movements such as “ICE Out of L.A.,” “TPS to Residency Campaign,” “Restore Day Labor Center Funding Campaign,” among many others. For this reason, in this essay I will argue that CARECEN
Introduction Informative, contemplative, and different are three words to describe “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco from Rereading America. “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” talks about unauthorized immigration. More specifically, this source talks about the other side of the issue of unauthorized immigrants; the human face of it all. “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” depicts the monster from one of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s thesis in the article, “Monster Culture (7 Theses).” The monster seen in the source “How Immigrants Become ‘Other’” is the one that Cohen talks about in his fourth thesis, “The Monster Dwells at the Gates of Difference.”
Laws enacted in 1996 cut back on the already limited rights that immigrant’s receive. Latinos, along with Asians, still suffer from automatic deportation even though paid their debt to society for minor offenses, limits on health and nutritional services for legal immigrant children and basic notions such as fairness.
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
When looking at today’s modern day immigrant is usually a middle aged man who is married and the majority of the time, has children of his own. These immigrants migrate to the United States mainly for economic reasons. In the reading, "US Immigration Policy and Family Separation: The Consequences for Children 's Well-being,” there are numerous reasons why the men in the families end up migrating to the United States and all of them include wanting a better financial support. The fathers of the family are usually the ones migrating since it is the migration that makes the most sense within the family (Dreby). Not all fathers are eager to migrate to the United States however, they do understand that working aboard is what is the most beneficial
As a result of the low economy, and constant wars, due to the United States funding Latin American countries’ military and police forces, which are usually controlled by gangs and cartels, Latin Americans are feeling unsafe in their home countries. Latin Americans seemed forced to flee due political and financial barriers (Abrego 26). As established in Abrego’s book, fathers who migrated during the civil war claimed that it was because a family member was being persecuted and they seemed to face life or death situations constantly (Abrego 32). These persecutes common in Latin America even when there is not a war due to gangs and cartels having more money and being more manipulative they control authorities and use them to attack anything that
An immigrant family wants the best for everyone lives, however moving to a new country brings struggles. There struggles include finding a home, a good paying job, avoiding to be deported, being separated ,and continuing their education. Immigrants expect a better life because their old home and country did have much benefits as the new country gives them. The advantage of an immigrant family is family values which tends them to be closer. Disadvantages of an immigrant family are the struggles that were first mentioned and including that they face other people calling them a threat.
Yet, nearly 80 percent of these cases are ending with DHS [Department of Homeland Security] ordering these same families deported back to the very dangerous conditions they fled. Disturbingly, it has been reported that as many as 83 Central American immigrants recently denied asylum were murdered within months of their return…I urge you to immediately end these raids and not deport families back to countries where a death sentence awaits. We cannot continue to employ inhumane tactics involving rounding up and deporting tens of thousands of immigrant families to address a crisis that requires compassion." ProCon.org.
For many immigrant families moving into the U.S the culture shock is significant. Families can easily be overwhelmed by their need to fit into their new surroundings. This is especially true for children in these families. It is easy for children to get caught up in the American way of life, and that can cause the original culture to be forgotten. That is why the adults in these families have to enforce their native culture on their children, so the adults can make sure that those customs are not forgotten.
Also, multiple factors influence an individual to distance himself from his family, including abuse, betrayal, and poor parenting. As stated in the article, “Most of the participants said that their estrangements” “so they could tell you if they like it or not and tell you if you need to add needthing to it to make it better or leave it like it is or you meant not have to add need more Estrangement is not uncommon even in the best of families Assuming that every relationship between a parent and child will last a lifetime is as simplistic as assuming every couple will never split up. I do agree because parent and child will break up but parent can break up too but the child will not stay break up with their mother like the parents will because something will go wrong and they will need somebody to talk to about
As divorce has become more common place in society, millions of children affected by separation of the nuclear family. For children, it is very hard to lose a parent because they just a little children that did not known what the situations really is. Also, a child 's life becomes more stressful because of the losses of parental support and economic. Significantly affect the child 's welfare. Since many children do not adapt well, their behavior is affected.
Throughout my childhood, my parents taught me values of empathy, resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. These characteristics allowed me to become the tenacious individual that I am today. Being the inquisitive individual I am, I always wondered about my family’s heritage; the journey of how we established ourselves in this country. Yet I never imagined how much of a nightmare it was immigrating to the United States until my mother told the story. My mother immigrated to the United States facing a harrowing journey, one that placed her at the mercy of the environment and the intersection of many harsh opinions.