When foreigners immigrate to the USA, it’s usually solely to make a better life for their family. Lastly, many complain that immigrants come over to the USA and take “our” jobs, but that is not true at all. Immigrants almost all the time take jobs that Americans don not want. Colonists immigrated to the United States voluntarily; they helped mold this country to be what it is today. Colonists put laws and rules into play to create the law and political system we have today.
People across the world come here in hopes of the “American Dream” and for some, it does happen, but at what cost? How many come in hopes of finding a better life but just realize that to find a better life they must leave behind culture and previous ways of life. They realize that although they come here to be accepted, they’re isolated and in some cases looked down upon by the natives, in this case Americans. Immigration has always been an issue to some natives, viewing immigrants as people who take and ruin their turf, rather than just trying to share it. In “The House on Mango Street” the author, Sandra Cisneros, really shows us all the troubles an immigrant faces like isolation and the struggle of assimilation.
Multiculturalism and assimilation have been reoccurring controversies in America for centuries. Multiculturalism is the acceptance or promotion of multiple ethnic cultures and assimilation is a process in which members of an ethnic minority take the cultural characteristics of another. Many immigrants struggle with attempting to adjust to their new life by integrating and transforming into this new culture they have chosen to live amongst and rejecting their own culture because they believe it is necessary in order be accepted and it allows cooperation between the opposing ethnicities due to the belief that one culture will always be superior causing assimilation. Others take the right path in trying incorporate both their personal native culture to preserve their own individuality and also the new culture they would like to take part in, to become multicultural persons. In the novel Donald Duk, author Frank Chin exemplifies the positive effects of becoming a multicultural person through the main character Donald Duk and other characters throughout the book.
Future is the word that immigrants plaster in their mind. That’s why the Shimerdas and others come to America, to get a better future. However, a better future does not come to you in a nice big present with a bow, you have to earn it. When immigrants do come to America, it is like starting all over. That could be a good thing, but it could also be a bad thing.
Illegal Immigration: America’s Downfall Each person in the United States at a point in time was an immigrant. If a person were to trace back their ancestors, most people would find that he or she were in some way apart of the immigration movement. Finding that their families moved into America to hunt for freedom, jobs, money, and a free form government. America became a safe haven for citizens from around the world who were being dictated under communist rule. America also enabled natives who needed jobs to gain wealth in order to support their families.
Kwok Chung Soc Migration is synonymous with human movement from one place to another in search for better living conditions. Immigration into the United States is not a new concept as the country owes its historical origin to individuals migrating to America from other parts of the world driven by various reasons. Some came searching for land to be used in agricultural production, others came in search for education and employment opportunities, others come in search for freedom, whereas others come running away from adversaries within their countries of origin. These are just but a few of the reasons leading to high rates of immigration to the United States. Being a historical concept, immigration issues have remained part of the unique forces that continue to shape the United States and this trend is far from over.
Individuals from all around the globe throughout times past have immigrated to America so they could have the chance to live a free and better life. They arrived with the mentality to work earnestly as well as bring in money for their loved ones, but they were undoubtedly by no means prepared to be confronted with the reality that some people in the U.S. at no time wanted them to arrive in the U.S. in the first place. There was a feeling of anger and even hate steered towards them, and the viciousness of hatred crimes that came along with the racial discrimination spurned these feelings further. A collective way of discerning racism is that of a set of beliefs about the unfairness of races, wherein some are considered inferior to others (Gracia, 2010). Racism predominately happens when a person from one race views another person from a different race in an adverse behavior which can sometimes involve physical and emotional violence.
Many of the reasons that the original colonies chose to break from the British and the reason other Europeans came to this country was to live freely, worship freely and create a less repressive society. However, there was and still is a desire by some to keep white as white as possible and keep classes separate. It was, and still is to some degree, as if there was a true concern that some other nationality or race would take over or at the very least outnumber the more Caucasian part of society. The fact of the matter is that many of stature wanted others to come here, by force, if necessary, to work. After slavery was abolished, it would be alright at times to allow others to come in as needed to fill the labor positions for far less money than most American citizens would work if they even considered the
Immigration in the United States of America Immigration is an extremely beneficial aspect of the United States. It is, to some, a gateway to a new beginning in life. What most people fail to realize is that immigration is the foundation of this country. A number of foreigners come to the United States each year to not only strengthen their skills but to also create a better lifestyle for their families. Some Americans do not understand the true reason why they tend to choose our country to start over in.
I live in a neighborhood that consists of illegal immigrants as well as other cultures. Our borders of the United States join other countries. Our United States are made up of immigrants coming from other countries to prosper and escape persecution from their native lands. Are we becoming too proud to open our doors to the people trying to better their lives or are we being closed minded to others who need our help. The illegal immigrants that are already here and have begun their lives here should be able to stay without persecution from our government and be offered immunity to stay here as an American citizen and live the life they choose to live.