They have no reason sometimes but most reason always be because of a family or too much going on in their old country. Immigrants sometimes don’t have the chances & stuff that they can get from coming to the United States then in their own country. Some countries have dictators & they try to escape that by coming to the United States but we also have some families that come to stay for good that only come to give their kids a better chance in life. A violation of a State 's immigration laws a person who is declared
In the essay, it stated,”If America wants to make new rules curtailing benefits of legal immigrants, the should apply only to immigrants who arrive after those rules are already in place.”(Mukherjee) It is shown how Mira’s culture is different compared to other people who live in America because she wasn’t born in America, Mira is an Indian citizen who immigrated to the U.S. with her sister to have a better life. Moreover, it is influencing her life because she feels like she isn’t being treated the same as other people. Her view of this situation is different than other people that are not the same culture as her because Mira is being treated like a person who just came to America. Mira expects that she would be treated like a person who has been in America for
I am not an American, as an international student and haven’t lived in the U.S. over one year, reading this article help me to understand American culture and difference between our country’s worldview and American worldview further more. The author also mentioned that immigrant does not have to decide to adopt American worldviews to live in America, however, it is simply a more effective living strategy to recognize the cultural differences and consciously negotiate them. Worldview will also change along the time, so it is important that to accept the different worldview of other’s, do not judge or criticize other people’s opinion, learn from each other and it will lead to be a harmony
Immigrants are running away from their unsafe and threatening life and dreaming of finding a better place, but sometimes American rejects those who need it the most. In the story ¨Two ways to belong in America¨, by Bharati Mukherjee she explains how Mira and her sister lives in America and are one step closer to achieving their dream. After loving their American Life, America changes the midstream and the rules about immigrants.With Mira saying, ¨Have we the right to demand¨...expect that we will be equal¨ Mira and her sister were upset on how America started to think of them from a different perspective. Knowing that something you truly believed in having and be crushed in a heartbeat is heartbreaking. Mira 's sister and [her] tried to get over how this could 've possibly happened.
eMaria-Gloria Contrada Introduction to Literature Professor Obuch 9 October 2014 Paper I Often when first-generation immigrants come to America, they make little effort to assimilate into American culture and do their utmost to retain their customs and languages. In contrast, many second-generation immigrants find it necessary to discard the culture that had been preserved in the home for biological descent does not ensure feelings of cultural identity. In both Maxine Hong Kingston’s No Name Woman and Richard Rodriguez’s Mr. Secrets, the two authors describe the clash between their American upbringing and their ancestral culture, heightened by their struggle between the private and the public, thus secrecy/discretion versus openness. Their internal conflicts with cultural hybridity and their shame at the secrecy of their family, prompts Kingston and Rodriguez to use writing as means of reaching a catharsis.
In “Legal Aliens”, “A Indian fathers plea “and Everyday use how that it affects cultural diversity because as individuals we don’t give each other respect. In Pat Mora’s “Legal Alien”, she feels like she is cultural unwanted in her own country. ”You may speak Spanish but you’re not like me” (Mora 40). One’s eyes look at her like that and she could just see them say that. In addition, she makes points about her culture.” An American to Mexicans a Mexican to an American” (Mora 40).
The first turning point in Denver’s transformation is the day spent at the carnival, where Denver unexpectedly has a wonderful time and where people greet her cordially rather than with contempt. At the beginning of the carnival, Denver “was not doing anything to make this trip a pleasure” (56). Her pessimistic attitude caused by Paul D’s arrival and by being forced to leave the house illustrate Denver’s continued resistance to outside interactions. Yet, her negative attitude slowly diminishes as the people who greeted her “pleased her enough to consider that Paul D wasn’t all that bad” (58). Paul D’s presence already makes a positive impact on Denver, and though Denver initially distrusted Paul D’s motives, she begins to see him for his true
In both stories the main character lives a well off life but becomes dissatisfied by societal conventions. This leads them to stray from their homes and what they know, and is also where we draw our first difference. Being that it is 400BC India, Siddhartha asks his father to let him leave his home. He wants to go with
They often have many struggles financially and must adapt to their new life. Both the gang in The Outsiders called the Greasers and people immigrating to a new country have matching feelings and struggles in their lives. One similarity between the Greasers and immigrants’ experiences is feeling like they do not fit in. Immigrants are coming to a new country and need time to adjust. Therefore, they often feel like they do not belong in their new country.There is evidence revealing this in “Immigrants Share their Stories,” when an immigrant girl is asked if she feels like an American, and she responds, “Not really.” This quote shows that the girl feels like she does not belong in America, because she
To marry the guys their father chosen. Mira feels a sense of betrayal. Mainly because they are living in the US, but Mira is living a traditional Indian lifestyle. While Bharati loves America and American traditions. The author states several times how the sisters were at odds with each other because of the fact that they are liking two different
The idea that society celebrates Christmas and gift giving without having to be forced represents how culture regulates societal behavior. My family and I celebrate Christmas and gift giving every year without having to be forced in any way. From Christmas shopping, decorating the Christmas tree, making Christmas cookies, singing carols, and gift giving, my family and I have always followed the "rules." We are motivated and influenced by society to acknowledge the Christmas holiday and act of gift giving because it is what our culture has been governed to do. Once the "language" of gift giving has been learned and enforced, it then becomes a necessity in society that people automatically follow without
Clarkston became home for many of refugees all over the world. Clarkston being stuck in its southern ways, many residents raised in Clarkston felt that the refugees changed its community, and some others accommodated to the new sudden change. Noticing the separation, many refugee families stayed to their selves to avoid any confrontations. Coming from war countries which made them flee from their homes, also having to live with these traumatic experiences left many refugees to be self- conscious. Finding it hard to adjust to their new lives in Clarkston Luma helped many families because they couldn’t turn too many residents in Clarkston for help because of their inability to speak English or just because of their ethics.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” By Emma Lazarus (1883). No undocumented person should be treated as a criminal. Undocumented immigrants arise in the United States due to the lack of opportunities in their homeland, and they know America is a nation where a dream can become real. Those individuals willingly perform jobs that nearly all Americans refuse to do; they are reliable people, pay taxes, and help America’s economy. Yet, should undocumented immigrants be granted a path to citizenship?
We apparently don 't care whether they come legally or learn English -or how they fare when they 're not at work” (626). While it may be true that numerous Americans have little thought for the day to day life of the immigrant, it is simply not true that we ask too little of them. Rape, racism, violence and imprisonment are exorbitant down payments to gamble on a chance at an improved future. Perhaps instead of asking immigrants to seamlessly absorb into our society, Americans should try to empathize with the emigre throwing themselves into the riptide of our society and ask themselves how they can serve their fellow humans. The ramifications of a new, inclusionary immigration policy have the potential to not only boost our economy, but to culturally enrich the lives of
This causes them unable to obtain freedom because they are undermined as citizens. An immigrant wouldn’t know what to expect when they got to their new home, many scared and nervous, some may be excited to start their life in a new and better country. Besides all of those things they all have something in common: they are immigrants. Interracial marriage was something society also did not like. One interracial couple went to washington to get