Family Relationships Dbq

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Family relationships are torn apart, nobody associates with the outsiders they are. Surely they, being immigrants, asked themselves if coming to America was better than staying in their home countries. Undoubtedly the answer to their questions was no. How could a poor and lonely immigrant find his life in America better than where he was? Obviously coming to America was far from being “worth it”.

Language and cultural adjustments destroyed family relationships. In Document E, Richard Rodriguez says he “felt his throat twisted by unsounded grief” after his teachers instructed his parents to “have their children practice their English when they are home.” Speaking Spanish at home was a family element. As stated in Document E, the Rodriguez
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