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Immigrant Workers in Phoenix - Immigrant Workers in Phoenix Before the sun even rises in Phoenix, out of the closing shadows of night, dark and quiet silhouettes begin to appear. They are the silhouettes of working men who rise before the sun rises, each with the hope of obtaining work and earning money to help support their families. These men are usually assumed to be immigrants without the proper paperwork to work in the United States. They are also better known as day laborers. These so-called “day laborers” congregate on street corners or in the parking lots of builders’ stores awaiting the arrival of employers who will hire them for a day’s work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Immigrants Essays Papers] 948 words
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Story of an Immigrant - Story of an Immigrant The focus of this paper is Shimma. His tribal home is in Sudan. He is believed to be 21 and has resided as a refugee in the USA since August 2001. He is known as a “Lost Boy of Sudan.” I met Shimma while shopping at Wal-Mart in central Phoenix. I had been fascinated by the reports of the Lost Boys that I had heard on TV and read in the newspapers. I knew that some of the Lost Boys were being relocated to Phoenix and hoped to meet some of them along the way on my travels through out Phoenix....   [tags: Sudan Lost Boys Immigration Essays Papers] 1760 words
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Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes - Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her family when making the transition from Mexico to the United States. This is where she got her first taste of the lives of immigrants in this country within the urban barrios. Viramontes's writing reflects this theme along with expressing her political opinions on the treatments of immigrants, especially Chicanos and Latinos. In her short story "The Cariboo Café," Viramontes brings these ideas to life through three sections narrated by different individuals tied into the story....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants] 1479 words
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Language and Culture in an Immigrant Society - The professor of my linguistics anthropology course this year, stepped up to the podium on the first day of class, and surprised us all with his feelings regarding language. He began by telling us that he specializes in human misery, perhaps insinuating language is a source of misery. Dr. Song is a Korean immigrant and the sounds of his own language repulses him. Growing up in modern society America has made him cringe at the sound of his native tongue. It is this same native language of Korean that my professor falls back into when he is made nervous by an English speaking person leaning in closer to him and squinting up his face expecting not to understand what will come out of his...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 2536 words
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Alien and Sedition Power: The Story of an Immigrant - In the beginning, of our country, it was the Federalist Party with supreme power. In 1796, John Adams, a federalist, was President and the majority of congress was made up of federalists. John Adams was a very strong leader. He believed in federalist actions very much. He helped bring federalists to their current position. They were supreme, the law of the land. There was only meager opposition: the Democratic-Republican Party (DRP). This new party was led by Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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Unfair Treatment of Immigrant Workers - As the airbus 300 made its final approach along San Francisco international airport, I saw the Golden Gate Bridge sitting on its splendor lit by the rising sun. I then closed my eyes and said to myself “I am finally here.” Thus, my journey in search of a better life began. A few minutes later I was off the plane and was already making my way to the customs and immigration check point. I handed my papers to the immigrations agent, he took a look at my passport and documents and without asking any questions handed them back to me, smiled and said, “Welcome to the United States.” Two months after arriving in the United States, I found myself working long hours and struggling with homesicknes...   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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Irish Catholic Immigrant - Being the first born daughter of an Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn, New York during 1935 was a journey from the start. Growing up on Flatbush Avenue during the 1930’s was not the same as it is today. My Nana claims that the community was very close knit and it was very rare that someone of the unfamiliar bothered anyone living in the neighborhood. As a child and teenager growing up in Brooklyn, my grandmother could not recall a time in her life that she felt threatened or endanger for her well being....   [tags: Personal Narrative Immigration] 1492 words
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Immigration Case Study - Immigration Case Study Four hours a week, discussing the issues of immigration, combined with a mountain of reading on the topic will eventually have an effect on a person's every day outlook. I discovered as much during my last semester at University. The absence of thought was more than made up for in the ensuing semester, as the ideas we discussed in class oozed into my daydreams, my personal time, and my personal associations. And if all that hadn?t happened, I never would have met Rosa. I came down the stairs in the hotel reservation center where I work and slid down the worn, but very clean tiles towards the employee?s break room....   [tags: Immigration Immigrant Essays Papers] 1455 words
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Immigrants - Just Let Them In - Immigrants - Just Let Them In America is the land of the free, and a life full of opportunities for every American. The United States leads the world in its power and is seen by many as a way to escape the hardships of their countries. Would it be inhumane of a rich country to not help the other countries and people, who struggle in the world. But for an immigrant to enter the United States, he or she must have a one to two-year processing time, a three hundred and ten dollar fee, and a ten page form stating their reasons for entering the U.S....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Essays] 441 words
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The Tale of an Immigrants Grandson - “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists” was once spoken by Franklin Roosevelt Immigration is a passionate topic for debate across the United States. The influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico and surrounding countries has encouraged politicians to seek immigration reform. They have initiated extreme measures to protect the border. National Guard troops have been mobilized for patrols while vigilante’s have formed organizations such as the Minuteman patrol....   [tags: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigrants, ] 915 words
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Immigrants - More Immigrants find roots in U.S. Soil 1 Using the text from the book there are three demographic variables; fertility, mortality, and migration. Fertility is the number of children an average woman bears (text pg. 394). Mortality refers to the annual number of deaths per 1,000 population (text pg 394). Finally, migration in the difference between number of people moving in (immigrants) and the number of people moving out (emigrants) per 1,000 poplulation (text pg 394), and the best description of the recent immigration to southwest Michigan is migration....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Before I Die - 'Before I die, I want to see where I was born,' my father announced last fall at home in Katonah, N.Y., as our family was celebrating Diwali, the Hindu New Year. With that, my parents and I began making plans to travel to Pakistan. My father and his entire extended family fled from there in 1947, when India gained independence and was partitioned into Muslim Pakistan and mostly Hindu India. It was not a trip we had been expecting to take. My father's family left Lahore, where they had thought they would live their whole lives, after what the departing British had envisioned as an orderly exchange of minority populations exploded into a cycle of brutality and retaliation engulfing both new...   [tags: Personal Narrative American Immigrant Hindu] 1363 words
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Chinese Immigrants - Chinese Immigrants lived in really poor conditions. Small rooms were packed full of 20 to 30 immigrants. Rats and mice were everywhere, and catching diseases were often and deadly. Since there were no good vaccinations, many died from diseases caught from their workers. Sometimes the dirt would be inches high. Living in these conditions would be very harsh, yet still more and more immigrants from China came to mine and work on the railroad. The Chinese played a very important, yet dangerous job building the railroads....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Immigrants in Action - Immigrants in Action Members of the Comité de Inmigrantes en Acción Santa Teresa (the St. Theresa Committee of Immigrants in Action) look solemn this evening. It is Friday, 5:00 PM, in the basement of St. Theresa's Church. The basement boasts a distinctly cafeteria-like atmosphere: fluorescent lights, linoleum floors, folding chairs, bare walls, and long institutional tables. Appropriate, a church volunteer later informs me, as the room also functions as a soup kitchen for homeless and low-income families....   [tags: Short Stories Immigration Equality Papers] 3151 words
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Attitudes of Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. - Attitudes of Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Attitudes about personal interest and career choices are influenced by a person‘s culture and age. “I want to be a pilot.” “I want to a lawyer.” Younger generations always decide their interest and what they want to do as their career based on their own benefit. Observing from the past in the U.S., very limited opportunity is offered to the Chinese immigrants. They might consider if they can do it, in stead of if they want to do it or not. Regardless of what education level they possessed most of the Chinese immigrant work as a waiter, waitress or some low paid jobs....   [tags: History] 967 words
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Personal Reflection on Illegal Immigrants - Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues confronting U.S. Legislators. Do you know why illegal immigrants come to America or any other country. Why is this matter illegal. Some say they leave their home country for a better life and work while others may say for religious reasons or just to get away. Some come for more opportunities and education and a better way of life. What is really the incentive for this. Do you agree or disagree with the law that an illegal immigrant must be demoted back to their country of origin....   [tags: Legal Status, Social Issues]
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America Needs More Immigrants - After political security, there is nothing that the Republic needs so much as bone and sinew, for the development of its vast resources . . . we want flesh and blood, men, women, and children, to assist in fulfilling that intention. —Editorial from the Commercial and Financial Chronicle, published in August 12, 1865—as the re-United States reels back from the divisiveness of the Civil War (Abbott 156) When my ancestors came to the U.S. in the 1800s to help build the transcontinental railroad (enabling intracontinental commerce on an unprecedented scale), it was very true that immigrants contributed to America’s economic prosperity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Italian Immigrants in America - Italian Immigrants During the late 1800's Italy became one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. Many Italians began to consider the possibility of leaving Italy to escape the new low wages and high taxes. For centuries the entire Italian peninsula was divided into quarreling states, with foreign powers often controlling several states. In this chaotic situation, the feudal system ruled above the economic system, leaving money only in the hands of a select few (Wikepedia.com, 2007). The peasants in the deprived, southern area of Italy and the island of Sicily had little hope of upgrading their lives....   [tags: American History] 780 words
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The Treatment of Immigrants In our Society - The Treatment of Immigrants In our Society "Go back home!" A phrase that many would agree summarizes the general public view and attitude towards immigrants in areas of our country today. To many, 'Great Britain' is a symbol of refuge from other disturbed parts of the world; an image promoted by the current government and other British international political figures. So why then are foreign families and communities in search of a better quality of life, welcomed in to unfamiliar societies with racial abuse....   [tags: Papers] 564 words
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Immigrants - The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, "I will try to glorify the Republic and Liberty over there, in the hope that someday I will find it again here." Bartholdi used his own mother as the model for the statue and devoted 21 years of his l...   [tags: essays research papers] 1412 words
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Discrimination of Immigrants in 1920's America - Discrimination of Immigrants in 1920's America Beginning in the early nineteenth century there were massive waves of immigration. These "new" immigants were largely from Italy, Russia, and Ireland. There was a mixed reaction to these incomming foreigners. While they provided industries with a cheap source of labor, Americans were both afraid of, and hostile towards these new groups. They differed from the "typical American" in language, customs, and religion. Many individuals and industries alike played upon America's fears of immigration to further their own goals....   [tags: American America History] 536 words
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Pull and Push Factors for American Immigrants - Missing Works Cited America in the early 1900?s was a giant melting pot of cultures. More than 1 million people per year relocated to ?The Promised Land?, for a chance to start over, escape poverty, war and many other push factors. But soon upon arriving, they realized that America was not the same land they expected. They faced many hardships and living conditions were bad. Often, immigrants left their native countries because of push factors such as war, famine, hard times & epidemics and the government (Docs.1 and 2)....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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The Recent Wave of Hong Kong Immigrants into Vancouver - The Recent Wave of Hong Kong Immigrants into Vancouver      This paper is concerned with the recent wave of Hong Kong immigrants into Vancouver. The stage is set for this discussion by first explaining some background behind Canadian immigration policy and then discussing the history of Chinese immigrants in Vancouver. From these discussions we are informed that Canadian immigration policy was historically ethnocentric and only began to change in the late 1960s. It was at this point that we see a more multicultural group of immigrants into our nation....   [tags: Immigration Vancouver Prejudice Essays]
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Persuasive Essay: England Must Stop Illegal Immigrants - If we, as a country don’t decrease the amount of immigrants in this country the population will be overrun by a lot of people who shouldn’t be here. I say a lot of people because a large number of immigrants have valid reasons for living in England. One of the main issues with illegal immigrants is that they work for a very small amount of money. They are doing the same quality job as your average tradesman but for a huge amount less. This means that most citizens are choosing to employ these less expensive workers....   [tags: Papers Agains Immigration Essays UK England] 558 words
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Immigrants and Immigration - Roy Beck's The Case Against Immigration - Roy Beck's The Case Against Immigration One of the more remarkable aspects of the continuing debate over American immigration policy is that the nation's liberal elites seem, ever so gradually, to be finally catching up with the people. For years opinion polls have shown that a large majority of the American people, of all political persuasions and all ethnic backgrounds, want less immigration. Yet year after year immigrants continue to flood across our borders as "opinion molders," elected officials, business executives, and professional eggheads insist that mass immigration is really beneficial and its dangers are much exaggerated by "nativists" and "racis...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1899 words
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Immigration in America Today - Immigration in America Today Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many people believe the United States is the best place to go. There is more freedom, protection, and benefits, which seems like a good deal to immigrants. But the large number of immigration is affecting the current citizens of the United States....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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Language Separation in Immigrant Families - Language Separation in Immigrant Families In America, each family usually has a standard language spoken in the household. Communication is easy and mothers can talk with their children and they can connect with them. Some people who have this benefit are unaware that some families do not have this advantage in their homes. Lee Thomas and Linh Cao understand that some families have language change through each generation. Cao herself lived in house where her relatives used several different languages and learned first hand that there are many losses when a family doesn’t share a common language....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Essays] 695 words
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Ewen's Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars - Ewen's Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars Throughout history, the concept of Americanization has been studied in order to better understand the effects of a mass culture on immigrants. On one side stands the view of an immigrant engulfed in American ideology who leaves behind his past....   [tags: Immigration Capitalism Women Immigrants] 1023 words
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A Comparison of Mexican and Tongan Immigrant Groups - A Comparison of Mexican and Tongan Immigrant Groups I chose to write my paper on the comparison and contrast of two immigration groups. I chose them because they are extremely similar once they have arrived in America, and very different culturally. The two groups that I chose are the Mexicans and the Tongans. It is never easy for someone when they arrive in a new country, but it is how you handle yourself while you are there is what counts, so my goal is to show a brief comparison of these two migrant groups....   [tags: Compare Contrast Immigration Essays] 1207 words
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Rebecca Cammisa's Documentary, Which Way Home - I have heard fascinating stories about vans and cars full of Mexicans being pulled over, taken to the border police and deported back to their residence as they attempt to cross the border. Some of them are lucky enough to make it through their journey while some lose their lives. Every year many people try to enter illegally in the United States to get success in their life, to get a better job and sometimes to get united with their families. There is no doubt that the journey of crossing the border is very dangerous and sometimes life threatening....   [tags: illegal immigrant children] 2227 words
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The Lives of Immigrants: Now and Then - Immigration has changed majorly over the years. The system that the immigrants go through has evolved into a simpler system over the decades. Also the family life of the immigrants has become much more supported, as opposed to back when it brutal and children were sent to work right beside the adults. The living conditions and job opportunities of the immigrants have transformed into a healthier environment, and the challenges they faced have become easier to handle. Immigration has been the key to success in some cases, but in others their stories are harsh and hard to hear....   [tags: illegal immigrants, immigration] 1290 words
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Illegal Immigrants in The United States - For many years, people from all over the world have come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, their spouse, their children and even their children's children. However, not every immigrant comes into this country legally and many of these illegal immigrants are poor, uneducated and may be carrying contagious diseases. They may arrive here via human trafficking, smuggling or other methods. There is one thing we know for sure that many of them choose to remain silence when they become victims....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 781 words
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Immigrants And The United - IMMIGRANTS AND THE UNITED STATES The Americans now are concerning about migration as well as the nation’s economy. The concern is whether the immigrants will contribute to the prosperity of the America society or they just create more problems and difficulties for our society. People also worry about the budget that the nation has to provide for new immigrants. Do we, as a nation of immigrants, still have the capacity to absorb newcomers. Historian David Kennedy in his article “Can We Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants?” discusses about immigration in the United States, and he states that we still have the capacity to absorb new immigrants....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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Immigrants Are Not Trouble - What do you think about immigration. Or should I ask, are you an immigrant. In the article "Don't Wobble on Immigration", Ben Wattenberg thinks that immigration is good for our society because it keeps our population stable. He also thinks that it is good for the economy. He says that the United States should not be against immigration. As an immigrant, I agree with Wattenberg that wobbling on immigration is not the way to protect Western civilization, and I agree that immigrants can be the US's best salesmen....   [tags: Politics] 540 words
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Immigrants in America - America is traditionally a country of immigrants. Very few people today have relatives who were Native Americans, many of them because of religious persecution, and others because of they were just looking to start a new life on the exciting untouched frontier. For instance, in Florida, the first arrivals were European, beginning with the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon who explored the land in 1513, following French and Spanish settlement during the 16th century. From the past, America was seen as a country of opportunities....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 515 words
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When Are Immigrants Americans Too? - Ever since people started coming to America, those that were here before them wondered why they came. Is it for freedom or for the idea that America is "The Land of Opportunity?" In this paper, I am going to look at the reasons "Immigrants" come to America. I will also discuss both their views of themselves and how Americans view them. The question I pose to answer throughout this paper is "When will Immigrants not be Immigrants anymore and become "Americans?" So why do people come to America from other countries....   [tags: Poetry] 583 words
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Dilemma of Immigrants in America - In the essay, “American Dreamer” by Bharati Mukherjee, Mukherjee writes about the problems of immigrants nowadays. Because of her families religious tradition, Mukherjee is confined by her permanent identity in her own culture, “a Hindu Indian’s last name announced his or her forefathers’ caste and place of origin…a Mukherjee could only be Brahmin from Bengal…my identity was viscerally connected with ancestral soil and genealogy” (Mukherjee 1). From her attitude towards her identity, Mukherjee does not want to confine by the Hindu tradition....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bharati Mukherjee] 1375 words
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Immigrants and The American Dream - The "American dream" is different for every person. To some it means financial success, to others it means freedom of expression, while others dream to practice their religion without fear. The "American dream" is a complex concept providing immigrants with the hope of better life. The U.S. government provides the environment and resources for everyone to pursue their dreams. Each year millions of people around the world apply for the Diversity Visa lottery program provided by the U.S. government, however only a few thousand people are lucky enough to come here....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]
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Steel Mill Immigrants of Industrial America - Steel Mill Immigrants of Industrial America For many Americans, the late nineteenth century was a time of big business, marked by economic and social evolution. In the period between the 1880 and 1920, the American economy was growing at a rapid pace. Many European immigrants without industrial skills flooded into American factories and steel mills. These "new comer's" came in search of better economic opportunity, which paved the way for Heavy, low paying labor that became the job description of the era for many immigrants....   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants - Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants In many cases throughout America’s history immigrants have settled here for many different reasons. In conclusion these reasons were known as push and pull factors. Push factors are factors that repel migrants from their country. And pull factors are factors that attract migrants to move. In my main immigrant group which is the Chinese, there were several push and pull factors that I will be mentioning. First, some of the push factors that were included in my group were the fact that there were a lot of disasters....   [tags: Immigration China Chinese] 1045 words
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American Assimilation: Jewish Immigrants and American Indians - Although the novels deal with different ethnic groups, there are similar as well as diverse ways that each group had to face a new dominant American culture. A fundamental difference between the two groups is that Jewish immigrants tried very hard to migrate to America while American Indians had their sense of home invaded and their people killed. Looking at the negative impact of assimilation on the American Indians and the positive impact of assimilation on Jewish immigrants, it is significant to analyze the similarities, differences, and the meaning of assimilation to both groups....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1125 words
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American Immigrants - This article focused mainly the emergence of the first people in America: Who they are, where they came from and how they got to America. He discussed three main routes as to how they arrived in America, none of which were without criticisms. In trying to determine whom the first people in America are, Hadingham began with the Clovis points and their creators, the Clovis people, who lived about 12,500 to 13,500 years ago, and tried to trace their origin. According to the article, a Gault site was first investigated in 1929 and the Clovis people who inhabited the Gault seems to stay there for long periods....   [tags: World Literature] 576 words
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Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States - Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States It has been a long debated topic whether or not America should continue to let immigrants enter the country. Often, the immediate response would be to withhold more immigrants to come in since there are many existing immigrants already living everywhere around the United States. But the truth is that the immigrants who come in are undoubtedly helping America much more than they harm it. Examples of how the immigrants help would be the economy becoming more powerful, diverse culture, more variety, and even creating job opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 518 words
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Immigrant's Perspective on Being American - What does it mean to be American. It can be a "loaded" question this day and age, and the answer will vary depending on whom you ask. I am willing to bet that it would be hard to get a consensus even in a small group like our class. I suspect that's because the answer is shaped by many possible variables. Geography: Where you pose the question will no doubt impact the answer you get. A person in New York City will most likely have a different perspective than, say, someone from Montgomery, Alabama....   [tags: America] 711 words
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Discrimination Against Immigrant Labor - The global mobility of human resources between countries is a key driving force of the currently ongoing economic and regional development all over the world. It is indisputable that the immigration of international labour force would exert many positive and important impacts on the economic, cultural and social structure of both migrant-receiving and migrant-sending countries. Actually, the trend of temporary and permanent immigrants increasing in some western countries began to gain momentum in recent years....   [tags: Sociology] 968 words
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The Struggles of Immigrant Women in the Early Twentieth Century - Between the years of 1840 and 1914, about forty million people immigrated to the United States from foreign countries. Many of them came to find work and earn money to have a better life for their families. Others immigrated because they wanted to escape the corrupt political power of their homelands, such as the revolution in Mexico after 1911. Whatever the case, many found it difficult to begin again in a new country. Most immigrants lived in slums with very poor living conditions. They had a hard time finding work that paid enough to support a family....   [tags: social issues, immigration]
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Bilingualism Should Not Be Continued -   Bilingualism, a very controversial topic to debate in today’s United States. People generally define bilingualism as the ability of using two languages that individuals have. However, this is not the reason why that bilingualism becomes such a debatable issue. In this case, bilingualism is defined as the government’s use of languages other than English for public services in order to support the immigrants’ lives in the United States. People who support bilingualism want the government to continue having this kind policies....   [tags: International Trading, Immigrant Life]
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The Generational Americanization of Immigrants - Each group and community that migrates to America always faces numerous problems and conflicts. For instance, the idea of intergenerational conflicts which is referring to as Americanization is a conflict that arises among the Somali community in Minnesota. The controversies surrounds whether or not the child should follow his/her parent's traditions or go along with American culture. This is a conflict between a parent of old-world and the child of new world. The older generation has different views and expectations than their decedents of the new generation....   [tags: Americanization, Immigrants, Immigration, generati] 591 words
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America Needs More Immigrants - America Needs More Immigrants America is sometimes referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our largely open-door policy toward accepting foreigners pursuing their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been a clamor by some politicians and citizens toward creating a predominantly closed-door policy on immigration, arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and encroaching on the "American way of life." While these arguments may seem valid to many, they are almost overwhelmingly false, and more than likely confused with the subject of illegal immigration....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Persuasive Essays Papers] 833 words
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Healthcare for Immigrants: A Policy to Benefit Everyone - Today, the United States faces budget problems at local, state, and national levels. Soon, Congress will vote whether or not to raise the national debt ceiling, hoping to avoid defaults on loans and causing further harm to a slumping economy. While federal budget cuts will have to be made should the ceiling be lifted or not, cuts are also being felt on a local level, even in places like education. While not completely responsible for these problems, there are over 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States....   [tags: Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1668 words
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Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens - Illegal or Legal Children Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens. Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants] 924 words
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Immigrants and Immigration - We Are a Nation of Immigrants - We Are a Nation of Immigrants The United States is a nation of immigrants, a melting pot of the worlds people. The argument of immigration and whether it enhances or threatens life in the United States is ongoing. Having been through the immigration process, because my wife is a immigrant from Germany, has caused me to know immigration enhances life in the United States. Diversified cultures have strengthened our social fabric and have molded our national morals and social values....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 780 words
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Canadian Immigrants - As the west was developing, the number of immigrants migrating to Canada increased. Some hoped that they would have a new start; where some may have expected a better life than they had prior to Canada. Yet, it did not go as expectedly for most of them. The reality of farming for new settlers, different experiences that were brought upon minority racial groups, and the harsh treatment of immigrants after settling not only illustrates but exposes the unique change that was brought amongst settlers and immigrants....   [tags: farming, harsh treatment]
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Italian Immigrants - Immigration began late for the Italian population. With the main period of immigration coming in the late 19th century, Italians were already several steps behind the Irish, German, and French immigrants (Nelli 38). This proved to be detrimental to the Italians as the previous immigrants had already stitched themselves to the flag producing a resolute hatred for incoming immigrants, one of which was Salvatore Rossi. Having fled Italy in 1897 due to economic hardship, he pursued the “American Dream” in New York, by obtaining an education and landing an uncommon job within the U.S....   [tags: Legal Issues, US Government] 1555 words
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America Needs More Immigrants - Immigration brings many positive and negative effects to the United States. The pros and cons on this issue are high in number; only after a lot of thought and determination have I come to conclude what I believe is best for the United States. The thing to consider is, what is best for America. I believe immigration is vital to the United States' economy. Immigration, especially from Latin American countries, opens many windows of opportunity for everyone else. After examining both sides of the issue, it is evident that for the best of America, immigration policies should be more lenient and more immigrants should be allowed to enter....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Economics Essays]
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Illegal Immigrants Should NOT be Deported - Did you know that there is an estamated 3.1 million american children with at least one parent who is illigally in the united states. Illegal immigration has always been a problem in the U.S dating all the way back to 1875. In 1882 president Chester A. Aurthor was the first president to bann all chinese workers. Soon after, the criminals and the mentally ill were refused from theU.S. Immigration wasn't always a problem before this. In 1892 the first portal oft immigration opened up in Ellis Island, New York....   [tags: Illegal immigration]
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Fear of Crime Among Immigrants - Fear of Crime among Immigrants A crime is an act against the law. Even though police systems and prisons justify an unlawful act committed, crime continues to happen every day and every minute. People commit crimes for reasons such as problems with relationships, jealousy, anger, and money. Those against the surge of immigrants believe that immigrants cause the increase of crime rates in the U.S. On the contrary, those for immigrants believe that they instead reduce the rate of crime in the U.S....   [tags: Crime, Police Systems, Law Enforcememt]
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America, Land of Immigrants - America… Land of Immigrants Being a citizen in the US is a declaration that you have ancestry from somewhere else on the planet, unless you are a Native American. If we are not native, then where do we come from. Our country was founded by people from across the globe aspiring to become established in America. In the process of doing so, these early immigrants produced the social and cultural framework of life in America. For nearly four hundred years, our nation has continuously had every race, language, and culture contribute to the characterization of being an American....   [tags: Official Language, Culture] 743 words
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Illegal Immigrants are Destroying Our Schools - A huge crisis looms right in front of this country, yet the United States’ politicians do not even take notice. Millions of illegal aliens receive free education every day and it costs the country billions of dollars. California spends most of this money, but Texas does not sit far behind. Not only will this bankrupt and destroy one of the best education systems in the world, but it will also encourage more and more illegals to bring their children to America. Why would anyone expect the situation to be any different....   [tags: illegal aliens]
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Immigrants in Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle - A well-discussed debate among today’s economy is the issues concerning immigrants and their yearning desire to become American citizens. As displayed in The Jungle, a rather perturbing novel about the trials and ruthless temptations early America presents to a Lithuanian family, adjusting to new surrounding and a new way of life is quite difficult. To make matters worse, language barriers and lack of domestic knowledge only seems to entice starvation and poverty among newly acquired citizens, who simply wish to change their social and economic lives to better themselves and their families....   [tags: Upton Sinclair, The Jungle] 779 words
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Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s - Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s          During the 1920’s there were many controversial issues.  There was a concern about declining moral and ethical values, which led to restrictions such as prohibition for example.  The concern about these issues seemed most intense when they pertained to religion.  In situations like these it always seems necessary to place the blame somewhere.  One particular group on which this blame was emphasized happened to be the immigrants.  Irish Catholic immigrants were a main focus of discrimination in many ways....   [tags: American America History]
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We Must Educate the Children of Illegal Immigrants - Immigration laws have been a subject of debate throughout American history, especially in states such as California and Texas, where immigrant populations are high. Recently, some citizens have been questioning whether we should continue to educate the children of illegal immigrants. While this issue is steeped in emotional controversy, we must not allow divisive "us against them" rhetoric to cloud our thinking. Yes, educating undocumented immigrants costs us, but not educating them would cost us much more....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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The problems of why Immigrants finds it difficult to find employment - As Canadian's fertility rate fells, baby boomers retires, immigration and foreign workers becomes very important for the increase of labor demands in the Canadian's job market. The government is planning to reduce the application waiting time and therefore there will be more newcomers coming in the next fewer years. Canadian companies will then have many experienced and foreign trained applicants where they can help Canadian companies to increase their foreign trade and to build a better relationship with the other country....   [tags: Canada, Employers, Companies]
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Immigration: Blessing or Burden? - The United States is thought to be a land of hope and prospect. It is seen by many as a way to escape the hardships they go through back in their home land. Many years ago, people flocked to the United States seeking for a better life, not only for themselves, but for their families as well. But more recently this country has been dealing with immigrants, legal or not, who come here for various reasons. They may be in search of a better career, a business growth with the primary purpose of making money or seeking refugee or persecution from their home country....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants] 705 words
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Common Reasons for Immigrating to a Different Country - America has the label as a flashlight at the end of a dark escape tunnel glued to its name. One thinks existence will be far much better if they were living in the “American Dream.” As a result, people tend to populate this country. Why do people leave their native country. One will immigrate to the United States of America on the grounds of economic reasons, personal reasons, and political reasons. These reasons contribute to a person leaving his or her native country and joining the culture of someone else’s....   [tags: Immigrants and Immigration] 885 words
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American Immigrants - ... The bill requires 24-hour surveillance by technology including video, distress beacons, and drones. Along will all of the monetary things that the bill demands it also requires the department of homeland security to meet a quota of 34 thousand detention beds each night. These mandatory productions are not only extremely costly and would increase taxes but it is a waste of government resources that could be used more beneficially somewhere else.” ("A Guide to S.744: Understanding the 2013 Senate Immigration Bill") Quantitative: The interior enforcement aspect of the Immigration Reform Bill is a waste of time and money....   [tags: legalization, poverty, border] 732 words
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Problems with Immigration - Problems with Immigration The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans (Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than Europe (Wishard 153)....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
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Story of a Romanian Immigrant - Story of a Romanian Immigrant Immigrating to the United States in not a simple process. Millions immigrate to America but many millions more are denied a visa or forced to cross the border illegally because of the limited number of applicants that the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, now a department of Homeland Security, provides as well as the extremely stringent process that is imposed upon migrating applicants. Even getting a simple tourist visa can be a tiring ordeal and beyond reach of most foreign citizens who are not wealthy....   [tags: Interview Immigration USA Immigrants Essays]
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National Minority and Immigrant Groups - Will Kymlicka writes in the Multicultural Citizen that national minorities and immigrant groups should be given room and protection to practice and express their cultures. He argues that cultural expression is key to individual freedom and allows for a greater freedom of opportunity. National minorities, as large ethnic minority populations within a nation that have historic and cultural ties to the land (Kymlicka, p. 79), should be given the utmost cultural freedom and protection culture as it enhances the nation as a whole....   [tags: Priority, Cultural Freedom]
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The Life of an Immigrant Black Woman - Hardship and loss of freedom comes to mind as I think about an immigrant black woman. If they had other forms of persuasion other then the “glamour” or positive side of England that they heard about through tales, would they less enthused and reluctant of being the follower. Would the immigrant black woman still be as naïve. Once becoming a part of a different society, she has to adapt to the ways that she is unfamiliar with. She has to erase in a form of what she knows and feels is correct to from her true self....   [tags: immigration, England,] 1110 words
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The Illegal Immigrant Controversy - It seems that everyone has an opinion on the illegal immigrant issue. We read about it in the newspaper, see the issue addressed on television, and hear that our elected officials are proposing new laws to address the problem. At one end of the spectrum are those who propose that we build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out, or deport them if they have managed to enter the country illegally. At the other end, are the proponents who want America to accept the “undocumented” and grant them amnesty....   [tags: citizenships, punishment, tax liability]
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Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant - Farmer, Political Boss, and Immigrant Various people from the late nineteenth century held diverse opinions on political issues of the day. The source of this diversity was often due to varying backgrounds these people experienced. Three distinct groups of people are the farming class, the political bosses, and the immigrants, who poured into the country like an unstoppable flood. These groups of people also represented the social stratification of the new society, which had just emerged from rapid industrialization....   [tags: American History] 960 words
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Immigrant Subculture in America - A subculture can consist of any small group outside the central or key majority group. The groups can range from an organized crime group, to an Asian American group, to a religious group, to even a hippie commune. The main focus of this unit is the immigrant subcultures. The immigrant subculture that is becoming more commonplace every day in the United States is the Mexican Americans. Mexican Americans have many religious traditions, ceremonies, customs, as well as art and music forms. There are also various cultural traditions....   [tags: Culture ]
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Socializing Children Into Immigrant Communities - Language and emotion are very important to human development as it creates identity and perception of the self. In addition, language and emotion are important to socialization and a person’s perception of the world. These messages are taught differently throughout the world and are influenced by the family, community and culture therefore children adapt as a result of their learned experiences (Miller and Mangelsdorf 2005). This paper focuses on research conducted by Kusserow (1999), Fung (1999) and Orellana (2001)....   [tags: language, emotion]
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The First-generation Immigrant in America - My grandmother has a certain look in her eyes when something is troubling her: she stares off in a random direction with a wistful, slightly bemused expression on her face, as if she sees something the rest of us can’t see, knows something that we don’t know. It is in these moments, and these moments alone, that she seems distant from us, like a quiet observer watching from afar, her body present but her mind and heart in a place only she can visit. She never says it, but I know, and deep inside, I think they do as well....   [tags: Minorities Equality Essays]
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Immigrant Fatalities on the Mexican-American Border - The deaths in the border between Mexico and the United states have been increasing rapidly in the past decade. The fatalities have doubled since 1998 due to the increase of borders patrol and border militarization. The result is the redistribution of the migratory flow to more dangerous and remote areas such as southern Arizona. Even though the number of immigrants who try to cross the border has decreased, the number of fatalities continues to increase. Immigrants will not stop coming unless the situation in their countries changes and with a more protected border, they will look for more remote areas to try to cross....   [tags: USA Mexico Border, Illegal Immigrants]
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History of Korean Immigrants - Immigrant in United States had me thought a lot about immigrants, more specifically Korean immigrants. I chose to focus on Korean immigrants because the city that I come from, Orange County, California, has a large Asian population. I do have some friends that are actually from another country and I would hear comment about green card, immigrant acts, their home country, and citizenship status. My hometown is the one that influenced me to research about the history of Korean immigrant. January 13, 1903, first group of Korean immigrants arrived to Hawaii for work and/or school....   [tags: immigration, immigrant act, united states]
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The Immigrant Experience: The Anguish of Becoming American - The Immigrant Experience: The Anguish of Becoming American Immigration from the Early 1990's still affects America today. The people who came to America from different countries brought their traditions, their families, and their culture. These three things stuck with them through thick and thin and are still thriving parts of what America is today. Many immigrants came with literally nothing in their pockets and had to work their way to success. The Immigrant Experience by Thomas Wheeler tells the story of nine different immigrants' trials and tribulations of coming and living in America....   [tags: American Literature Thomas Wheeler] 1720 words
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The Life of Immigrant Children In New York - The Life of Immigrant Children In New York By the late nineteenth century the economic lines in America between the upper and lower class were quickly widening because of the boom of urban industrial expansion. Moreover, during the 1800s, America witnessed an influx of immigrants coming from many parts of the world, they made tenement houses in New York’s lower East Side a common destination. One person witnessing the living conditions of these tenements was journalist Jacob A. Riis. For several years, Riis, with camera in hand, tooked a multitude of photographs that depicted the atrocious working and living conditions in the New York slums....   [tags: Literature Review] 1357 words
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Immigrant Labor workers: Enduring the Pain - Introduction Despite being one of the smallest countries of the world, Lebanon ranks among the top when it comes to ethical and cultural mixture. Threw history, Lebanon was the destination for several migrants that were forced to leave their beloved country due to circumstances that were beyond their control. Nevertheless, Lebanon has repeatedly opened its borders to shelter those refugees. Ranging from the Armenians that were terrified by the ottoman's intolerance in the early 1900s, to the Palestinians that were forced to leave Palestine by the Israelis back in the 1950s, and up until nowadays with the Syrians that are esc...   [tags: Lebanon Population, Monopolistic Parties]
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