My identity was formed by watching my parents over the years.Over ten years ago we immigrated to the united states, none of us spoke english. My parents had a me, a four year old and my sister who was a few months old so life was hard. The first few years we were in the United States my parents worked very hard to be independent from government assistance. Both of them worked full time jobs, while trying to go to community college. After years of struggling my parents have reached their goal, we are finally in a stable financial situation and their kids are going to school.
obstacle that I have ever faced, especially with the fact that there was a time where I didn’t
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.
At the age of____, I left everything behind in Armenia and migrated into the United States of America to start a new life. Even though I love my paternal land and do not forget where I come from, the fact that I could pursue a career and become a productive member of the society encouraged me to move to America. To my great misfortune, I was persecuted for being politically active in my own country and I could no longer fight with the authorities for violating my civil rights. I had the potential of facing more dangerous situations than I was already in at the time. I am my parent’s first child and they instilled their best efforts into providing the best education for me. They did not receive higher education and I was the first in my family.
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.
People immigrate to the United States for many reasons such as to escape poverty, hard conditions, or even to achieve “the American Dream,” but my parents didn’t move to the United States because of any of those reasons. They came for me and my brother.
Coming to America with my parents when I was about 11 years old was a new adventure for me. There were a lot of changes that needed to be made and experiencing new things. I would have to make some adjustment and getting used to the American culture and learning the language they speak. My parents had made a big sacrifice coming to America. Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life. As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers. I was the only kid who looks different in my class and has no ideas what the teacher is talking about. It was uncomfortable for me to be around my classmates, but everyone in the class seems to be nice to me because I was the new kid. They didn’t have problems with me and I didn’t have problems with them. As time goes on, I began to feel
My life took an interesting turn when my mother told me I would be moving to a different country, fear took over my body because that meant I would have to start from zero. On January 1st, 2011 my mom gave me the exciting news that her fiancée, now husband, had started the process to bring her to the United States so she could become a permanent resident, live with him, form a family and start a brand new life. I remember her face blighting up to every time she spoke a word but that smile faded once she told me I could not come with at that time because of the expense of the process. I understood why she could not bring me with. We had economic and emotional issues going on. She promised that as soon as she obtained her green card (permanent residency) she would start the legal process for me. I could then visit the United States and become a permanent resident.
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. Their life may not be perfect but it’s their way of living to get where they want to be no matter who or what gets in the way. For instance, my parents were young
The Obama Administration has streamlined the process for supporting family reunification as a priority and has appealed the Immigration Executive Action policy that was overruled by a federal judge that would keep five million immigrants from being deported. The Border Patrol is adequately staffed and unlawful crossings is at a forty year low. The Department of Homeland Security is deporting criminals and immigrants that pose a threat to our communities. (2012 Democratic) The Independent Task Force on Immigration Policy continues to encourage the Obama administration to move forward with the reform legislation that will discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers and level penalties, making jobs available to all qualified workers
from the United States: Guatemalan and Salvadoran families make meaning of their experiences." Community, Work & Family 14.3 (2011): 275-296.
Similar to the Chinese of the 19th century, the United States is also a favorable destination of immigration to Latin Americans contemporarily. While Latin American nations do not face foreign threats as the Qing did, some nations face an equivalent, if not worse, economic hardships and violence. Instead of ubiquitous opium use and addiction, drug trafficking in Latin America presents threats to economic livelihood and personal security. In terms of statistics, In the list of major illicit drug producing/transit countries, approximately 60 percent of the countries are located in Latin America (Department of State 2015).
Immigrating to the United States at the age of thirteen has significantly impacted my educational experiences and outcomes. When I came to the United States, I was placed in the seventh grade. From the start, I had many troubles assimilating because of the language barrier, which had a major impact on my learning processes and grades. As my English skills were improved, my educational experiences reflected the change. However, thinking analytically and reflecting on class discussions, I always find myself trapped in a bubble when thinking about my family 's social class standing. In Belarus, my family was considered middle-class, and once we moved to the U.S, I am quite confused as to what class we are now. If my family was considered middle
Every year many people come to the United State from all over the world. All people come to United States with different reason. Some are immigrant, refugee and there are many different Immigrants chose to come for various reasons, such as to live in freedom, to practice their religion freely, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children. Some people already have members of their family residing in this country, and desire reunification. Through family-sponsored immigration, a U.S. citizen can sponsor his or her foreign-born spouse, parent, minor, and adult married and unmarried children, and brothers and sisters. Some immigrants come to the U.S. because of employment opportunities. Through
Chapter One speaks of the development of our immigration system in the United States of America. Transitionally, it speaks of the effect it had on immigrants that illegally arrived to America for a better chance at life. On November 20th 2014, President Barack Obama announced an administrative action to reform the United States immigration system. Subsequently, the Department of Homeland Security expanded the DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It provided temporary work permits and deportation relief to many young, undocumented immigrants looking for a chance for a brighter, superior future. Consequently, this created a new program called the DAPA. DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Permanent Residents, gave approximately