Going into this interview project I was curious to learn more about the experiences that immigrants had to go through. My interviewee, Mario, is an 18 year old immigrant that migrated to America from Bolivia at the age of 10. I have known Mario since middle school and we’ve been friends since then. We have grown up around the same area too and now we both attend the University of Maryland. Being a 1.5 generation immigrant myself, I was interested to see if we shared similar experiences growing up in America especially since we’ve grown up around the same area. My interview with Mario has given me deeper understanding of the difficulties and challenges immigrants have to go through in their first few years in America. Through Mario’s experiences,
After I poured his coffee and handed it to him he replied,"Keep doing what you are doing and make your mama proud. " I was so offended I did not know what to do, and his ways have caused me to be bitter towards him and, to be honest, I want nothing to do with him when he comes in the store. A class divided showed how blacks and other races feel when they are treated unfairly. When Mrs. Elliott asked her students to remove their collars that was a sign of them being equal again. What was also interesting was how the students scores dropped when they were on the bottom but raised when they were on top.
My first interviewee was my sister Alejandra and my second interviewee was a friend name Fernando. Alejandra is currently a senior at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) studying social work and child development and Fernando is a junior studying Latin American Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). They both are undocumented students who are trying to pursue a higher education. The difference between Fernando and Alejandra is that they both came to the U.S. at a different age. Fernando was aware of the dangers, he remembers what he went through and he knows what he was sacrificing.
On Monday November 14, I asked a parent at a childcare center would they mind having a thirty-minute interview with Ms. Key, concerning their child’s education and parent teacher partnership. She agreed and said the best day would be Wednesday because she don’t go to her other job. On Wednesday November 16,2016 an interview was done at a daycare center in Durham NC called
Over the last few years, I have come to get to know my interviewee. She is a really good friend of mine, and her name is Maddie Anderton. I have learned a lot about her over the years and where she came from. She moved here from Alabama in 2005. I chose to interview her, because she is always talking about Alabama and how much she wishes she could go back.
He also goes in to explain the impact at a state level versus a federal level, this level of detail is going to be very helpful when it comes to writing my research paper. Majority of his journal is facts, statistics, and research in a very detailed way. He mentions certain things that are not mentioned in my other sources that can be helpful when writing my research paper. In his concluding paragraph he states that in all of his research it can be concluded that the illegal immigrants have a large, positive impact on the United States economy. He also mentions that future immigration policy should recognize the impact that illegal immigrants have on the United States economy, and that deportation would hurt the United States economy
Being a Cuban immigrant has provided me with a unique bicultural perspective that has become my support system in the United States. For the first eleven years of my life, my culture was composed of music and dancing. In every street corner of my hometown, there was a group of seniors playing domino and close by, their grandchildren dancing to the Salsa music being played on the radio to pass the time. The hardships created by the communist regime are overshadowed by memories of my mother teaching me how to sew and by my paternal grandmother teaching me how to enjoy a strong Cuban coffee.
In the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, a lot of immigrants left their home base to come to the United States for countless of reasons. One arrangement of settlers was the English foreigners, who were inspired by the stories of the United States and the ideals of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (English Immigration to America, n.d.). The English wanted to be brought from poverty into a place of abundance. Another group of settlers was the Chinese immigrants. They arrived in the United States because of opportunities on the California Gold Rush, the construction of the transcontinental, and abundant agriculture jobs (Wandrei, n.d.). Also, a different group of foreigners arrived from Germany. Germans came to
After Mexico was defeated by America in 1848, Mexico made negotiations with the United States to give it ownership of California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and parts of Wyoming. Mexicans who were annexed in these states were given American citizenship with full civil rights. Blacks were granted citizenship in 1870 through another naturalization act, and along with Native Americans and blacks during the time period that the immigration quota was set by the government through the Johnson-Reed Act in 1924, Latinos did not have many problems towards naturalization. The Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 exempted Mexico from the immigration quota, and Mexicans were also not excluded from citizenship, the law deemed them as white. Under the Johnson Reed Act, Mexican immigration policy differed greatly compared to policies on Asian
Immigrants are making a life in the United States and working in jobs without background checks. Everyday immigrants are in danger that the immigration Agency to find Immigrants working in their jobs or in their homes. The Immigration Agency does not like the fact Immigrants crossed the border without any papers to come to the U.S. Immigrants in the United States are afraid of the Immigration Agency because of the rough tactics the Immigration Agency does to sometimes arresting Immigrants. When sometimes the Immigration Agency thinks all immigrants are all criminals which gives the immigration agency an excuse to arrest innocent immigrants., but not all are bad. They have a reason for the Immigration Agency to make an excuse like this, so
Every year many people come to the United State from all over the world. All people come to United States with different reason. Some are immigrant, refugee and there are many different Immigrants chose to come for various reasons, such as to live in freedom, to practice their religion freely, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children. Some people already have members of their family residing in this country, and desire reunification. Through family-sponsored immigration, a U.S. citizen can sponsor his or her foreign-born spouse, parent, minor, and adult married and unmarried children, and brothers and sisters. Some immigrants come to the U.S. because of employment opportunities. Through