Disease spread through these areas like wildfire and those who lived outdoors were easily exposed to elements of nature like wild animals and poor weather conditions. There were no schools for the children. Because of the occupations most of the immigrants had and their financial situation, their social status seemed to remain fixed. It was hardly the American dream they had previously hoped for. The Mexican migration to America, although great, would later bring on much disappointment to those who decided to come to America.
However, it was tough for Asian parents to be immigrants because they spend lots of time and money to come to the USA without any support in the past. When children heard about their burdensome stories, that stimulated and encouraged them to succeed. However, they were getting tired to work on their degrees due to their parents’ expectations. Most Asian American parents expect their children to be successful in the future. This kind of culture related to their traditional education which is parents have to be good examples then let children to imitate.
Being an American today means everyone is equal the same opportunities are available for every citizen of this great nation. Throughout history, people from around the world have looked to immigrate to America in search of a higher quality life and better opportunities. In the early 1600’s pilgrims found today's America as they were searching for religious freedom, from 1880 to 1920 many immigrants fled to this nation in search of greater economic opportunity (History.com). Currently, there are some varying opinions regarding immigrants in America, some citizens believe immigrants are harmful to the country. Others believe that immigrants are beneficial to America as immigration increases economic growth; with more people working tasks can
Abstract As individuals migrate to the US in search for better opportunities, life does not always turn out to be as easy as they had imagined it would be, with most facing various challenges especially cultural, social, and economic, leading to most questioning their decisions. Most immigrants face culture shock, language barrier, and economic challenges due to inability to secure well-paying jobs, while their children also have to adjust in terms of language, culture, and education. The lack of legal residency of undocumented immigrants also causes individuals to live in fear and is unable to access various resources since they lack the channels to do so. Majority of these individuals need professional help in coping with the language barrier,
For one to make it through a hard life, he or she needs to be strong and resilient. For people who peruse the American dream, however, realize that is not so much a bed of roses as it is thought when you are not yet in America. Bibinaz got to experience the worst and later on the good side of being a foreigner in the US. This is probably what the best explanation of what happened to Bibinaz after moving to America with her family. Being a girl, the author of the story “My Escape to Iran” had no choice but to brave the elements and make do with what life threw her way.
Being an immigrant is difficult, therefore people are sacrificing their lives for freedom to have a better life. In her short story “The Trip”, Laila Lalami shows a dangerous trip for freedom. Also in his essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant”, Jose Antonio Vargas explains his troubles with his immigrant life. Courage in both Murad and Vargas stories is a common theme. They both had the courage to do something important in, their life and might not survive.
Nevertheless, when immigrating to the U.S. many newcomers find themselves lost the vastness of the contemporary culture this is known as culture shock. Since most people move to the U.S. from developing countries they are not used to the freedoms that America offers. An instance of this is when the speaker of the presentation came emigrated from Israel. At first inclination he found himself enthralled by the independence of Americans. Ironically, he soon became astray when traversing through the subway system.
In the short story, “The Trip”, by Laila Lalami, Murad tires to go to Spain to have a better future. He faces many obstacles, including financial problems and getting arrested by the spanish police. In the article, “ My life as an undocumented immigrant”, by Antonio Vargas, Jose comes to the US at twelve years old to have a better future just like Murad. Jose finds out he is not a legal citizen and spends his life trying to live up the american life. The common theme shared by both texts is to never give up on your dreams.
Calvin O. Moore Dr. Daniel Ponder Policy Making and Evaluation (PLSC 490) 3 May 2015 “The Social Reality of Immigration” From the moment Christopher Columbus set foot in the America’s, this hemisphere has been confronted with the battles and prosperities of immigration and its effects on individuals and society. In fact, most of our relatives undoubtedly came to this country from a foreign nation with the anticipation to make an enhanced life for themselves and future generations. The private struggles these individuals had to endure: the lengthy travel, personal expenditure, the notion of leaving their families behind, and yielding to screenings by government personnel, were the experiences which united into this melting pot of culture
In general, those who travel over are of a working age and therefore able to pay taxes, which will contribute to economic growth. They also bring with them a raft of knowledge and skills that may be needed in the labour market. On the other hand, one of the main reasons why migrants are being presented as a threat is due to their assimilation with criminality and terrorism. More often than not, migrants are talked about in terms of being illegal, meaning they have entered a country without having met the criteria to do so legally. Indeed, a recent study – in relation to newspapers’ language of migration – conducted by the University of Oxford found that “illegal was the most common modifier of ‘immigrants’ throughout the 43 million word corpus” (University of Oxford, 2013) they read.