“An American to Mexicans/a Mexican to Americans” (Pat Mora). This is a quote from a poem about being Mexican American immigrant and all its struggles. In America immigrants will always be seen as immigrants, even if they are American citizens. Immigrants have trouble being successful in the the U.S. because of the way they are treated by U.S. born citizen - especially xenophobic people. This causes them unable to obtain freedom because they are undermined as citizens.
Adult Immigrant Who Are Successful Nowadays, a lot of immigrants come to the U.S. to find a better job, better place and a nice opportunity to succeed. They can go with their families or alone, who is an international student. Some people have succeeded, they become a doctor, a dentist, the teacher or the boss, why others are not? What qualities have decided those people?
This topic is truly interesting and exciting topic, especially for the one who considers himself as a person who is already so much different than anybody else. Why? There aren’t many high schoolers who have just emigrated to the States like me. I have not seen that many students who have just emigrated from their country. There are myriad of difficulties that people like me have to encounter and have to go through.
Prior to immigrating to the United States, my family lived in a small village in western Belarus. Here I learned very early on about the struggles that those living in poverty are faced. Without easy access to clean water and an abundance of food, the members of my community were forced to provide for themselves by traveling great distances to nearby metropolitan areas or to grow their own produce. Limited resources bring difficulty to an area that is in need. During the first few years of my immigration to the United States, we found ourselves placed in to a similar community, facing many of the same challenges but in a different way.
The finish line loomed ever closer with each stride I took. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum. I could feel my heart beating wildly against my chest; the world seemed to slow down, and the tune of an Akan hymn from church service the night before echoed in my mind.
It was a payment for a car insurance bill. My dad asked me to make a phone call to the company to ask about liability costs. He wanted to understand why the price was high, because unfortunately we couldn 't afford it. At the time, I was only ten and had no idea what liability meant, but six years away from legal driving age, I was being asked to understand the legalities of car insurance. He expected me to understand complex vocabulary and concepts because I was in school.
Ragini Sharma Professor Debra Peplow AP English III 24 April 2016 The Immigrant Struggle Along with a few belongings and their visas, immigrants arrive in the United States with a bounty of hopes and dreams for their future. They idealize America as a land of freedom, equality, and opportunity--a land that will improve their quality of life and allow them to grow as individuals. However, upon entering the United States, many immigrants face an entirely different community with foreign cultures and values, resulting in an identity crisis.
About 20 years ago my parents came to the United States from Mexico in order to give their children a better life. As I near the end of my high school career I realize now that what they wanted for my siblings and I was a fresh start from poverty and the opportunity to a higher education. While my family and I have faced numerous hardships in the past few years, we have found ways to overcome them and make the best of what we do have. Currently, I live in a single-parent household with a younger sibling.
I'm from the Dominican Republic and I have 4 years living in the United States. When I came to the united states I was 13 years old, it was not easy for my brother and me to start a new life in another country without our mother. Learning another language was the hardest things I have ever done in my life. Being an immigrant it's not easy, I’m in a country that is not mine, so I had started from the beginning. And the beginning will be difficult.
As an immigrant, it is possible to live in two different worlds which are miles apart. The immigrant passes through identity development phases where they are faced with communication and integration problems. As a result, it is possible to be viewed as less intelligent or ignorant which is not the case because all they have is a communication barrier. Language is an avenue of self expression that brings out what is in the heart but without one the immigrant becomes voiceless. On a personal case, this disintegrates all the optimism that I had when coming to the US making the task of completing my education insurmountable.