Immigrating Families

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Not only did immigration affect the United States, but it also affects the immigrating family. In 1964 Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, prohibiting the discrimination on gender, ethnicity, and creed. Because this act was passed as part of the Civil Rights Movement, it protected Mexican immigrants against discrimination in, advertising, recruitment, hiring, job classification, promotions, discharge, wages, and salaries and other terms of employment. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the EEOC was established to guarantee equality in the workforce without discrimination to other ethnicities. With the EEOC ratified, every move of any companies was being monitored and no individual was being discriminated. Furthermore, many Mexican immigrants began moving their friend and family to the United…show more content…
In addition, California began developing land devoted to agriculture where fruit, and vegetables were grown, thus, providing many jobs for immigrants. Because many immigrants grew crops circuit, emigrating families had to continue moving from place to place each time a new farming location was given. In addition, children fell behind in their education due to the continuity of their relocation. Though the parents worked from sunrise to sunset, immigrants were paid as low as twelve cents a day. As a result, many immigrating families struggled to keep a roof over their family’s head. Though there were many jobs provided, there were many struggles in the field’s workforce. However, many worthy leaders arose from this struggle, attempting to put a stop to the struggles. For example, Cesario Estrada Chavez changed the lives of many immigrants. Cesario Chavez grew up on a ranch near a town of Yuma, Arizona. Because Chavez had a strong and loving family, Chavez lived a happy childhood. “I had more happy moments as a child then unhappy moments.” (Moreno, 2003. p.
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