English 91 Hybrid October 20, 2012 Essay 2 Draft 4 The Assimilation Practices of Immigrants in the United States In the essay written by Gregory Rodriguez, entitled “From Newcomers to New Americas: The Successful Integration of Immigrants into American Society”, he discussed the different techniques immigrants practice in order to assimilate to their new life in the United States. These practices help immigrants to be part of their new culture while not losing their own cultural identity. As an immigrant in the U.S., I can relate to three of the assimilation practices that Gregory Rodriguez mentioned in his essay, which were becoming a citizen, owing a house, English language acquisition, and friendship which it helps me assimilate into this country. One of the practices that plays a big part in the process of assimilation into United States is becoming a citizen. When an immigrant becomes a citizen, it changes the way he or she feels toward the United States.
Crystal Batayeh Jarenski Comm. 306 16 October 2013 Coming to America: The Real Story Living in America is a dream to many, and sometimes it is made into a reality. Immigrants on the daily enter our country in hopes of a better life and the independence and freedom our country holds. Our country has often been called the melting pot (more recently the salad bowl) because of all the culture we previously and currently still embody. People across the world come here in hopes of the “American Dream” and for some, it does happen, but at what cost?
Immigration: A journey to America In this paper, I will give a brief overview of United States Immigration Laws. I will also argue two immigration proposals, the DREAM Act as well as the Immigration Reform. Finally I will discuss life as an immigrant. America is a place that people from all cultures have called home. For this reason, one advantage of immigration for the United States is the increase in diversity of cultures all over the country.
Mary Louise Pratt’s, “The Arts of the Contact Zones” challenges the simplicity of a standard community as she relates the difference between multiple cultures through her idea of a contact zone. Although many stereotypes with negative connotations exist, having Pan-Hellenic influences on campus help to build a stronger Santa Clara. Entering college is a big deal in itself, but my choice to rush into a women’s fraternity allowed me the exclusivity of a smaller community, within the Santa Clara campus and on a national scale. Upon joining Delta Gamma (DG), I realized that my efforts to make friends was simplified. Within my society, there were girls that naturally clicked and we were fostered into strong relationships without questioning our motives.
Some believe that America benefits from immigration, while others blame immigration for all economic and employment crisis. When America was developing, it encouraged immigrants to migrate to the United States in order to help construct America by
In many cases she refers to Puerto Rico as “The Island” also an example of motif. By using this phrase she not only uses it metaphorically but literally. As we all know Puerto Rico is an island a part of the United States but also diﬀerent and separated. Relating this to herself showing how she feels isolated and alone similar to an island. Cofer in her essay states that being a Puerto Rican, “can make you an island – not so much a tropical paradise as an Alcatraz, a place nobody wants to visit”.
This is what makes our American culture unique. Immigrants bring to our country strong family structures and strong morals. Foreigners also help our economy prosper. Immigrants are what help make America be America; by being a multi cultural society standing united. Economics play a big role in the immigration debate.
Thirdly and most importantly what makes America great is the freedom we have. “Our Diversity in America collection takes a good look at what it means to be “American” and examines the rich heritages that make up our country. Each culture provides its own special and irreplaceable contribution to our understanding of America today. From Asia to Europe to Africa to Latin America, some 128 articles trace each nationality’s broad history and important contributions to the American way of life. Castillo 2 Diversity in America not only presents a host of intimate snapshots of culture and heritage, but documents the struggles of nationalities to integrate into the “melting pot” society of America, and highlights the strength and integrity of various cultural leaders and thinkers.” http://www.worldandi.com/specialcollection/special-collection-diversity.asp.
The early twentieth century was an era of business expansion and progressive reform in the United States. The Progressive era was a time of immense change in America and American society. The progressives, as they called themselves, struggled to improve American society by working toward equality. Progressives shared optimism about American citizens’ ability to improve social conditions, by actively intervening, both politically and morally, and ensure social justice. During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally.