Not much has changed in immigration between Mexico and the United States. Though the manner in which the topic is openly discussed is rather different, the underlying racial discrimination is still constant. While illegal immigration to the U.S. happens from all countries, the media and local law enforcement seem to solely focus on demonizing the latino community. Though the issues are slightly different, the reasoning behind the accusation are the same, skin color.
Although I often get confused for different ethnicities/races than the one bestowed upon me at birth, due to my relatively ambiguous features, I know that I am an authentic pure Mexican girl and that no one can change that aspect otherwise. With having two pure Mexican parents, it is not very difficult for me to find out that I too was of Mexican descent. Spanish was my first language when I was growing up, and up till this day I still only speak Spanish in my household when it comes to discussing any sort of topic with my parents; when it comes to my siblings though, I do tend to speak more English than Spanish to them since the younger ones tend to understand it more than Spanish. As I was growing up, the notion of being of Latino/a descent
One example is being looked down as if both groups are not intelligent individuals just because they may not speak, write, or read English. They are perceived “dumb.” A lot of this happened in schools, whether it was general education for the Hispanic children or Deaf Education for the Deaf children. Cultural assimilation was and still is practiced.
“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” - Cesar Chavez. Mr. Chavez explains that even though immigrants have to leave much behind, they can become part of their new country and still keep some of their own culture. Many immigrants have to deal with the issues of other cultures disrespecting and calling them names and sometimes even getting harassed by others. Mexican immigrants are a big percentage of the United States’ population. About 57% of Mexico’s population leaves to the US to have a much better life. Immigrants are not bad people, they just want a better life, a life like we have.
What does assimilation mean for Hispanics? The Term “Hispanic” makes reference to Chicanos, Puerto Ricans or all those people from Latin America but live in The United States. It’s clear that not all Hispanics receive the same treatment. Unfortunately, racial and Ethnic Features play a very interesting roles in the process of assimilation of Latino immigrant in The United States. In fact, for many immigrants assimilation means to become white.
Not only do they struggle with isolated schools separated from wealthier and better equipped White schools, but they must endure with their inadequate facilities and their lack of solid educators and school administrators. Also, due to the segregated nature of their schools, Latinos must meet much hostility when it is time they enter the workforce, as attributed to white student’s equal amount of segregation from Latino students. Another obstacle they have to deal with that is absolutely vital to the amount of success they achieve in tier life is their lack of bilingual programs being taught in this e segregated schools, due to the lack of bilingual educators. Due to the lack of communication occurring between white school systems and Latino schools, students are losing much potential cultural capital that they stand to gain wit the great amount of diversity occurring between these two groups. Though the solution to these problems is implementing assimilation into both White schools and Latinos schools through effective bilingual programs.
1. Latinos as biggest minority in the US According to Juana Bordas “the Latino population in the United States grew by 43 percent in the last decade, accounting for more than half of the population gain” (IX). As a consequence the Latinos represent one of the largest and most diverse groups in the USA (cf. Saenz 352).
In America, Hispanics can face many struggles such as immigration issues, education problems unemployment and stereotypes. How on earth have they dealt with these issues you might wonder? Life for Hispanics has been hard, and they deserved to be recognized for enduring so much pain and difficulty. The immigration issue starts around the 1890’s when new industries in the U.S. Southwest (like mining and agriculture) attracted Mexicans laborers
Over the years, the United States has accumulated many diverse immigrants (326,474,000 total). The whites still make up the majority of the population, seventy-seven percent. The latino population has increased twenty-one million since 2000 and makeup seventeen percent. African americans make up thirteen percent of the population (Census 7). There is tension between these ethnic groups because of their differences in physical appearances, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
There is one more stereotype that American in particular claim Hispanics are doing. They say that Hispanics are taking over everything in the United States. This is somewhat true there are more and more Hispanics immigrating to this country and more of them are attending colleges and getting better paying jobs that just make Latinos stand up in this country and this is something Americans are getting worried
“In Texas and California, Mexican Americans were involved in numerous desegregation court battles,” Muñoz reports, “the first was ‘Jesus Salvatierra v. Independent School District’ in Del Rio, Texas in 1930” This was a result of Mexican American students having less resources than their white counterparts.
If I told you that to go on vacation you would have to try multi-able times and risk death to go on your vacation, but what if that vacation gave you a new beginning a new reason to work hard a reason to wake up in the morning would you still go. That's the question these immigrants these outsiders this is what they have to go through to come to our country, but yet we still don't want them to come to our country. These people are just like us human beings with the same body parts and interests, but yet we treat them like they are not excepted here that they are outcasts. We are all immigrants to the world to the United States and if we are welcomed why aren't they. They have to go through this struggle of life or death just to come here you
American For Immigration Control is an organization founded in 1983 and located in Dickville, Virginia and headed by John Vinson since 1960.Which was not created due to an major event or tragedy that occurred but created simply due to analysis trends. As Americans For Immigration Control is about stopping millions of illegal aliens who sneak their way across the borders of mexico into the U.S every year. As the Americans For Immigration Control is an activist organization with more than a quarter million members nation wide. Consisting of citizens of all races, creeds, and colors. The Americans For Immigration Control also focuses on locating those illegal aliens who found their way across the border and are already in the U.S and
There are many different types of people who make up the immigrant population. In the United States, if you are seeking an adjustment of status, or apply for an immigration visa aboard, you will need an immigration physical exam. If you are an immigrant, refugee, or seek a status change, you should seek out a medical examination from a Civil Surgeon, designated by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services.