Antonia’s family or the Shimerdas came to America to get a chance on the American dream. However, they got faced with challenges along the way, like any other immigrant which comes to America. They all had little education which made it hard for them to get a job for money, the fact that they weren’t accepted causing them to feel alienated, and a bright future ahead of them wasn’t as wide as they were hoping. It has been 93 years since the book was published, and some thoughts toward immigrants have changed for the better, but one would still find similar struggles that immigrants face today. Future is the word that immigrants plaster in their mind.
Everything about where they were now living wasn’t clear at all, anything they knew about life was taken away from them. The Southeast Asians had to adapt to their new “homeland”, which isn’t quite easy. To add on and make matters worse, many of them had to relocate a numerous amount due to the fact that they needed to find lower living costs and better employment opportunities. However there were positive outcomes to their immigration. UCI’s librarians present the following information details about this topic: “professionals provide services in the real estate, insurance, medical, legal, and banking professions” (http://seaadoc.lib.uci.edu[->1]; source #7).
They also come in pursue of giving a better educational opportunities to their young children. Also immigrants are more likely to create jobs and pay taxes when they live in the United States which helps the economy grow stronger. Although there are many negative conceptions about immigrants these individuals should have the opportunity to migrate to the United States for a better life. Many of the immigrants that migrate were left with no other option but to enter illegally through the border because in there countries they suffered from poverty, crime, the lack of education and opportunities. In the article “Rethinking El Salvador’s transnational families” by Leisy J. Abrego writes about a young boy named Daniel and his struggles living in El Salvador while his father is in the United States looking for work.
Life for that first generation of European immigrants was extremely difficult. Some were not able to accomplish their goals and had to make the difficult decision to go back home. Others found ways to overcome the obstacles and establish roots in the New World. After all, this was America, the land of opportunities. New immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.
The Third Border Immigration is vaguely defined as, “the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.” Beyond the action of coming to live permanently in America, immigrants came here to seek a better life for not just themselves, but for their families. These individuals went through countless measures to ensure citizenship, including the formal process. Yet it got to a point where having your papers were not enough, and immigration in the late 20th/early 21st centuries was a time in which we were first introduced to the concept of the “third border”. In order for one to truly assess and understand the life of immigrants during this time period, the concept of the “third border” is a great tool and useful way to explain the challenges that immigrants face in the United States today. In Mike Davis’, Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the U.S. City, The Official Minutemen Civil Defense Corp. press release, and the article on x describes the concept of the third border can be used to understand what the Latinos in the United States had to go through.
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.
Many people from other countries come to United States in hopes of raising their family in freedom, better economic standards, and employment and healthcare opportunities. Immigrants have escaped unwanted living conditions in their country to come to United States and become susceptible to other unfortunate living conditions. Undocumented immigrants build their own community within a community. They seclude and protect themselves, their children, and other family members from being exposed to law enforcement in hopes of preventing deportation. Immigrants are subjected to, Androff et al (2011) stated, “economic insecurity, barriers to education, poor health outcomes, the arrest and deportation of family members, discrimination, and trauma and harm to their communities” (p.77).
Renia Laguerre Dr. Stephenson Psychology of culture “Crossing Over” The issues and challenges that immigrants and refugees go through are, being able to be a citizen in the United States, obtaining a residential card, and the process of receiving a green card or visa while in their country. Many groups are forced to move to another country because of war and oppression, and many decide to move for better living. The ones who are forced do not have a plan on where to live or where to go. Many times they are separated from their family and leave friends behind. Immigrants have a better chance because they plan to come to the United States, but the process of receiving a green card can take months or years to obtain.
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.