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Bulosan expresses some of the economic hardships and difficulties associated with assimilation encountered by Filipino immigrants in America. He describes the toil spent in the canneries of Alaska and Seattle, where the fishing company pays him only $13 for a whole season of work. Then, unable to find work in Seattle, he begins his long and arduous journey as a migrant farm hand, passing through states such as California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The struggles he faces symbolize the financial constraints imposed on many Filipino immigrants who had their education overseas. Bulosan recalls many cases of racial prejudice and violence throughout his narrative. For example, in San Diego, where he tries to get a job, he is repeatedly beaten
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