significant number of children from the refugee families and immigrant are at higher risk as compared to other children for undiagnosed mental health disorders, the absence of social integration, social segregation, absences of confidence, and depression. These children have a minimal accessibility to mental health care and frequently emerge from cultures where receiving assistance for problems related to mental health conveys stigma. The immigrants around the world continue to increase. For instance, according to the census of 2000 in the United States, it was noted that 1 of every 5 children in the country is a child of an immigrant (George, 2003). Children from immigrant families face poverty, where the poverty rates in these families are higher are compared to the native-born families.
U.S Government Challenge Regarding Illegal Child Immigrants: Support or Deport? Illegal immigration has always been a controversial issue in the United States. It might become a more sensitive case when we consider children as a part of this community of illegal immigrants, especially when they come to the U.S on their own, like those who come from Central America. The unaccompanied children are frequently on the front lines of the danger like kidnapping, murder, robbery and rape at the hands of violent drug cartels, human smugglers and even corrupt Mexican government officials. Many of the kids try to reunite with their family (especially, Mom) who is already in the U.S.
America is based off of immigrants. many traveled in rigid accommodations, from situations that may be too gruesome or tear jerking to even be told. They left the land they worked hard to find peace in, and then lost the hope to keep the journey going. Throughout the tough years of American history, immigrants that traveled into the States became known, and poured into the mainstream due to the harsh backlash.
If you had the power to make others migrate back to their home country, in which is the place they tried to escape from...Would you? Immigration should be legal because there is no reason for people that entered this country, to leave. Immigrants pay taxes, they aren't the dominant race causing problems in the US, and the US has more/better job offers than wherever it is where they came from. Immigrants come into this country and they do what they are supposed to do, and they act like their US citizens, not doing anything wrong. Immigrants do pay taxes.
“ I speak not of myself but for those without voice.. Those who have fought for their rights.. Their rights to live in peace, their rights to be treated with dignity, their rights to equality of opportunity, their rights to be educated.” ~ Malala Yousafzai. Sometimes people judge others without knowing how they truly are.
What makes someone American isn’t just blood or birth but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone--from anywhere--can write the next chapter of our story, quoted from our current president, Barack Obama. It is said that America is a land of immigrants, but why are they not allowed into the U.S today? America loses opportunities to become a better place, because our immigration reform constantly turns down citizenship applications, from people who want to make a difference in America. If these applications continue to be turned down, families will be torn, the economy will be broken and futures will never become a reality.
The American Dream, a concept that one is bound to achieve success in America if one works hard enough to seek it, stands as a prevailing, almost fairy-tale like, idea across the globe for people who yearn for a better life. These people have various motives: some wish to be more financially stable, some may be in desperate need to escape persecution in their home country, and many have other reasons. However, it is not always the case that people immigrate willingly; in fact, a portion of the immigrant population in the United States constitutes people who had no say in moving to America. This situation is mostly observed in undocumented children and teens who were brought by their parents or relatives when they were still very young. Although they did not
LATIN@S ARE (NOT) ILLEGAL ALIENS Raise your hand if you would like to be treated as Mexican-Americans are in American society today. Latinos and Latinas compose over 17% of the population, making them THE largest minority group present in America. However, an oppressive stereotype is forced upon them, one that shows all hispanics as illegal aliens, when in fact 9 out of 10 Mexicans immigrating to America do so legally.
Therefore, there is an apparent dynamic system of constraints and barriers and an immigrant or refugee’s level of assimilation or acculturation in which suggests that as one becomes more familiar and integrated into their new environment, the constraints and barriers they face will not be as significant (Stodolska, 1998).
Many immigrants came to this land of prosperity and the land of freedom to give their kids a better life and education. “ I brought you to this country now, do something with it.” (from the article The American Dream Lives On by Yasmina Shaush). I understood this quote because my parents also brought my siblings and myself to get a better education and I plan to do so, to make them proud.
Imagine yourself in this scenario. It’s a warm day, the birds are singing, mom is inside cooking dinner, and you’re playing outside with friends, laughing and having the time of your life when all of sudden you hear a big crash. Everybody freezes, and you’re looking at each other, faces full of question. You’re about to go inside when suddenly your mom comes running out of the house, tears streaming down her cheeks, holding your little dead brother in her trembling arms. A civil war has broke out.