Yet, why did the pilgrims come to America? The pilgrims of England that moved to America were in search for religious freedom, and there is no difference between the pilgrims that first landed in America, and the immigrants that are currently attempting to liberate themselves. In the late 19th century America built Ellis Island. Ellis Island harbored over twelve million immigrants from 1892 and 1954 (About Ellis Island). But now many people take this heritage for granted.
Though this new wave of immigrants did come seeking a better and new life, there was something a little different that separated them from the pilgrims. The fight for better a economic outcome in life, and overall better opportunities for those immigrants and their families. A shift from religious freedom to economic opportunities was the big difference between these waves. As these waves of immigrants came to America, primarily the North East coast, they encountered difficulties in the areas of urban lifestyle. This can be exemplified in both a documentary and book
Immigrants, on the other hand, have experienced the lack of rights, and therefore value American freedoms greater. Our forefathers fought long ago for the freedoms that we have, while in other countries, their forefathers have just begun to fight. Citizens born in this country may value the freedoms that we once fought for on a traditional level, however, immigrants value these freedoms on a day-to-day basis, because of the loss, or lack, of rights they have experienced that American-born citizens have not. On July 4th, 1776, our forefathers declared independence from Britain, and the ongoing abuse that scarred the nation had ended. Annually, Americans celebrate
Getting a job is also something that could be affected by my status. Many employers do not consider employing undocumented students, regardless of their education. Thankfully, the DACA program instituted by Obama has helped me overcome many of these issues.” I found that this was the case for most undocumented immigrants. Their ascribed identity played a role in their role lives. Their achieved identity is not compatible with their ascribed identity, and this can have grave consequences in their lives.
hardwork. Immigrants in the U.S is more of a meaning to define the American Dream. A majority of us immigrants have still remained positive. Coming into the U.S has been a struggle for many immigrants trying to find a job. Many countries don’t have the same opportunity.
Just as natives would not be expected to just get (stand) up and leave everything behind, it is the same for the immigrants. They have worked hard to make a new home out of their new country, the United States and are now trying to be driven out of it by natives, just as they were attempted to be when their ancestors first came from Britain. Looking back on everything, both the statistics and the current culture of the United States, nothing would be the same without immigration. Would the economy would be filled with jobs? Sure.
Individuals who migrate to America, all share one common goal: a better life. In most cases, many immigrants come to this country in hopes for a better life for themselves or even families, which is exactly what Jurgis aimed to accomplish. Situations like Jurgis’ and other many immigrants who come to this country for a better life or the “American Dream” will do anything possible to work hard enough to get to that point. This is vital to recognize and understand in the social work profession because many of these individuals will find themselves coming to this country with the same mindset, possibly unable to find legal jobs which will lead them to seek illegal jobs with low pay, gruesome conditions, and illegal acts if they are not made aware and pushed into the right path. For a social worker, being able to guide those who need the knowledge and oppurtunnites to achieve the goals they wish to accomplish to the right path is what makes the central issue of Capitalism important so no individual will ever find themselves enslaved to trying to provide for their family or themselves financially or living in a “Jungle” like society where individuals will compete for a chance to work, regardless of the pay in order to achieve the “American
The Chinese Exclusion Act was placed restricting immigration of all Chinese laborers on the presumption that it endangered good order. This act placed requirements on Chinese stating they must carry identification cards now as well. In addition to this, those who were already living in the country were mandated to get an approval on coming back into the country if they left for any reason. With intentions on only lasting ten years, the act was passed again in 1992, extending it an addition ten years following that. Following the loss of so many Chinese workers and cheap labor, the Mexican Revolution brought an abundance of immigrants into the United States looking of work.
To emphasize, rights, equality and having a strong government is very important. Looked at through the eyes of many other countries, Americans are spoiled. Americans don’t realize how much freedom we actually have. To name a few rights of an American citizen; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and the right to peacefully assemble. Every American takes advantage of these rights every day.
Since the founding of the United States of America, this country was considered as the country of immigrants. America was tend to be one of those countries that welcomed foreign newcomers who wanted to settle in the US for a better life. Nowadays, every person living in the US can undeniably be considered an immigrant or the progeny of the immigration. On the other hand, the problem that America is facing today is illegal immigration. Nowadays, illegal immigration is one of the major national issues.