Abstract During the last decades of the previous century, immigration to the U.S. has grown significantly. Hispanics searching for better quality of life have had to pass through difficult situations, more than just a cultural shock. Many Americans argue that migration is not helpful for the growth of their country. Besides representing a professional rivalry, they use resources and public services which are funded by the American government. However, it is impossible to deny that the U.S. has become a culturally diverse country. Therefore, governments, such as the Obama administration, have increased the quality of services available, not only for white Americans, but also for Latinos, Afro-Americans, Asian- Americans, and other minorities that together form a whole important part of the American society. But no dream is actually going to last forever. Since the last Presidential election …show more content…
Zong and J. Batalova (2015), approximately 43.3 million people are immigrants in the U.S., from which, the 45 percent (19.5 million people) are Hispanics. It is almost the half of the total of immigrants which left behind their countries to live the American Dream. In the definition of the American Dream stated by James Truslow Adams in 1931, it says that "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement, regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.” For example, Hispanics travel with the aspiration to find a job or a better job, with a higher payment, enough to maintain their families and give them a better life quality. However, there are many other reasons why Hispanic people want to live in the U.S., such as the need to keep their families safer. This has happened because, in Latin America and the Caribbean, societies coexist every day with drug wars, economic crisis, and extreme poverty. For these reasons, they take all the risks to fulfill these dreams and have better
Disappointment. Betrayal. Deceived. All these terms are common themes in the writing of several immigrants during their journey to America. After reading many personal accounts of immigrants and learning about their expeditions to America, it became evident it is not as joyous a ride as many make it seem.
Since Trump was elected to be the President of United States of America, he has been terrorizing immigrants here in the U.S. He tried many ways to eliminate and reduce the number of immigrants in the U.S. as much as possible. I recently discovered that President Trump is trying to end DACA plan. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was initiated by Obama to helps undocumented immigrants traveling with children and allows their kids to stay in the United State to study, work, and they may obtain legal identifications. Now, President Trump decided to end DACA.
What is an immigrant? Well, the answer for that could be multiple things. For example, it could be a person who has immigrated to a foreign country, a person who sees this world with new eyes, or possibly children. My personal definition of an immigrant is someone who sees this world differently, but the differences are generally their hopeful eyes. There are multiple people who consider my definition wrong since by dictionary an immigrant is someone who lives permanently in a foreign country.
Hispanic Americans, or Latinos, are a very large and diverse ethnic group in the U.S. Altogether, they make up about 44 million people or 15% of America’s population. Individuals who make up this category can identify with various nationalities and backgrounds. However, the 2010 U.S Census – as stated in the textbook -- reported that 75% of its total Latino respondents identified being of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban origin. According to the lecture notes, 65% of Hispanics claim to be Mexican Americans, while 8.5% are Puerto Ricans and another 3.5% are Cuban Americans.
Ten years ago, I immigrated to the United States and ever since I have been an undocumented immigrant. Due to my legal status in the United States, I felt like I was restricted from certain situations and possessions and would never be able to succeed. I was not living the normal life of a seven-year-old. Instead, I had to learn to cope and adapt to a whole new culture. Even though the drastic change at such a young age was a challenge, it has shaped who I am today.
For decades, immigration has been a problem for the United States. Due to the people traveling from their native lands to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, and more primarily for the family that has come with them. Immigration is the action of settling into a country of which one is not native. Despite the many legal immigrants not every immigrant enters the country with legal documents and most of these illegal immigrants are poor and uneducated. Some undocumented immigrants commit crimes such as drug smuggling, or terrorism.
When I was six years old, living in Ethiopia, my dad won an American green card visa lottery among 53,000 people. Although it was exciting news, family members were discouraged because my dad could not afford the visa processing and traveling expense. However, he found a sponsor in Seattle, which allowed him to settle in America. As soon as he found a good house and a stable job, he started the process for me and my family. Multiple errors and obstacles delayed our processing for five years.
Immigrants have made significant impacts on all fields of science, revolutionized inventing, and played an essential role in making America into the global superpower that it is today. “It (immigration) has contributed greatly to developing the spirit of personal betterment in American society and to strengthening the national confidence in change and the future”(Kennedy). Immigration has significantly influenced one of the main American priorities; striving for
Argumentative Writing Undocumented immigrants are getting deported and they can’t have an experience they wanted to have when they came to america. But, because of the us government they can’t have this experience some get this experience but they still have to be very careful. They all also fear because some of them have kids then they fear for themselves and then there kids because it’s their family. Do you want to live in a community where you see mexican and people on the streets because of crossing the border. This is why i think that the government shouldn’t deport undocumented immigrants because then they don't get a chance to have an american experience.
There are approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States spawning from many different countries and continents. Illegal immigrants come to America to escape from many different kinds of mistreatment from their home country. When an individual moves they are often followed by others who are encouraged to find a better quality of life. Obtaining a citizenship is strenuously difficult to attain because of raised standards, language and education barriers, along with the fear of the United States government and society projecting bias towards immigrants. The feeling of being burdensome, unappreciated, and unintelligent due to the language barrier when communicating with others.
As I ponder over my life, each memory seems identical to the other, and I find myself drifting through a reality of similar events that generate the same memories and emotions. Looking back further into my childhood includes memories of my homeland. I remember entering a new world at the age of five, where all of my later memories would be formed. This was when my family moved to the United States from Peru, my native country in the South. The complete change in culture and values truly impacted me when I first moved to Florida, and I reflect over the significant effect it has had on my character during the last thirteen years of my life.
Among the illegal immigrants currently living in the United States, continuously crossing the borders and remaining in the United Stated with expired visas each year. Unlawful immigration once an issue of border states such as Arizona or Texas is now impacting all states around the country with problems. Illegal immigration affects all aspects of civilization, from the cost of education, government assistance, and public safety. There is also the matter of when local law enforcement who make it a personal mission to seek out undocumented immigrant 's harassment demanding documents. Although the Federal Government has all authority over the regulating of migration into the United States, the State and local law enforcement and communities are an essential role in improving on the immigration law, and it is effectively enforced.
Many people from my country of Vietnam have a prevalent dream to immigrate to the United States or at least visit the U.S. once in their life time. What makes the U.S. momentous? Why don’t we choose Japan or Canada? It looks like there is something in the U.S. that no other country has. There are many reasons for people from my country want to immigrate to the United States such as the following: better education, food and food safety, employment and family reunion.
It takes an abundant amount of time, money, and paperwork to legally immigrate to the United States. The first step of the immigration process is obtaining a visa, a step that was difficult for my parents. There are multiple types of visas, depending on the purpose why one wants to move to the United States, such an employment, family, refugee, immigration, and marriage visa. My father first applied here as an immigrant, and when he arrived in the United States, my mother applied for a marriage visa to join my father to start their new lives together. They both went to the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq, a complicated six-hour drive from Slemani, Kurdistan to proceed with the preliminary steps.
Immigration and The American Dream Immigrants from the mid 19th century and early 20th century consisted of mainly Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Immigrants motivations, experiences, and impacts shaped what an immigrant had to go through being a different person from another country. Although Americans dislike foreigners who came to the United States, immigrants had a role in political, economic, cultural, and social aspects of immigrants because of their motivations, experiences, and impacts in America. New Immigrants did not have it easy and went through obstacles natives, political figures, bosses and others had thrown at them.