Every individual, no matter who they are, will all face challenges that result from their backgrounds and cultures. Born in Calcutta, India and later moving to the United States, Amin Ahmad was an individual who discovered this harsh truth first-hand. In his essay, “I Belong Here,” Ahmad reflects on his experience of being treated differently from those around him based off his cultural background. He analyzes the emotional barrier that forms between the journey of immigration and the continuous feeling of inferiority based solely on the desire to belong. The article is written to provide a different point of view; one focused on introducing to the world the challenges and emotions immigrants face after starting the journey towards a new life.
The United States is set apart from other countries in that we have a unique economic, political, and spiritual system from the rest of the world. This also poses a unique problem to our society: Since we possess desirable aspects as a country, we have to deal with the issue of immigration. Legal immigration is a great benefit to our society, and if we can control and harness immigration, it will better our country for years to come. While illegal immigration is an enormous problem that needs to be solved, legal immigration is a great asset to our economy and American society as a whole.
Since Amin Ahmad immigrated into the United States from India, he has real life experience that contributes to his claims. He is able to connect specific occurrences he faced with immigrants alike himself, and their comparable situations. He explains that, “my passport tells the story of my immigrant life: my student and work visas; all the entry and exit stamps as I traveled between India and the United States” (Ahmad 38). His passport is a constant reminder of the journey he has traveled and the experiences that define him as a person. Ahmad demonstrates a perspective of immigration that is unique to many. Not only has he made the steps towards leaving his country, he has successfully created a life for himself. He las lived in the United States for a long period of time and even has an American fiancé. With this unique situation, he can connect with a vast amount of different people, both citizens and immigrants.
An interesting chapter from Current Issues and Enduring Questions was chapter twenty four, Immigration: What is to be done? Throughout this chapter multiple authors argue their opinion of immigration in the United States. There is much to learn about this topic because it is extremely controversial in today’s society. It is necessary for one to know both sides of agreeing or disagreeing with immigration to fully understand the situation and base an opinion from this knowledge. The multiple authors within this chapter have different views about immigration but they all make reasonable accusations.
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When the United States was first being formed immigration was accepted and even encouraged. In the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s over 27 million people entered the United States with only two percent being turned down. However even with these staggering numbers immigrants were still faced with hostility and poor treatment. Why has immigration always been such a controversial topic? Although immigration still occurs today, it is not accepted across the board. Issues with equality, safety and economics have hindered reform into becoming a unanimous vote.
Everyone has a different story of how they ended up where they are. But in many ways, people’s stories are all similar. There are many hardships that every family has to deal with when immigrating to a different country that they are not a citizen of. There are barriers and pulls, but there are also bridges and pushes. Even though people are from different countries immigrating to the United States, they all experience almost all of the same hardships, as displayed in the Pechota Family, John, and René’s immigration stories.
If you or a family member has been arrested for reasons related to immigration, you will need to acquire an immigration bond from a bail bondsman in order to get your loved one released from custody. There are two kinds of immigration bonds that are available, and the experts at Northwest Bail Bonds in Torrington, CT, will help you determine if a delivery bond or a voluntary departure bond is necessary for your family’s particular situation.
A boy from the war torn Juba, South Sudan, steps foot in, the United States on September 9, 2008. Knowing no english at all, he begins the journey of his new life. He is 8 years old and traveled with his mother, Monica; father, Run; older brother, Mayual; and sisters, Achol and Agar. We have just recently gotten an immigration scholarship that gave them the opportunity for a better life, in the United States.
But, why do people still want to come to U.S?Because of various reasons, some of them want freedom, others says they have escaped from their government, some people consider U.S the land of dreams, some people might come because of employment opportunities, some others want to get rich, quite a few others want to practice their religion without any fear. Finally, they all came to have and build a better life. They want to have a better future, a good job, a fancy car, a huge house, and safety.
Throughout this article, The writer Sam Fleming explains how the number of illegal immigrants from Mexico entering the United States has gone down hill. This is causing the number of illegal immigrants from other countries such as India to increase. A report was imbedded into the article showing the peak of 6.5 million illegal immigrants from Mexico in 2007 the numbers have been dropping. The article also explains how Donald Trump is taking his own toll on this issue, he has "promised" to build a wall to keep illegal Mexican immigrants out of the United States yet this is not the population of illegal immigrants he needs to be concerned about. In this past year the number for illegal Mexican immigrants has fallen to be the lowest since 1969.
The article that I chose was “Explaining the Immigration Ban” by Lina Mai from Times for kids. This article is about Donald Trump and his new executive order on immigration. I choose this article because I think that it would be something that everyone should know about.
Many people who move to American, immigrate because it’s their last option. Some people flee to escape war, or poverty. My dad’s situation on the other hand, was more of a mental decision. I interviewed my father, Mariusz Kukielko for this project because I admire his intentions and courage he had when he was forced to make this big decision. I have always know he was an immigrant, because I was myself about three years old when we moved, but I was too young to recall anything. The interview took place in my living room.
Throughout the history, immigration and the United States are inextricably linked. The United States has promulgated many immigration legislations in the past either to restrict or support the immigration. Immigration is still going on and it is a debatable issue even today. In the interview, Chang-rae Lee says, “I’m interested in people who find themselves in places, either of their choosing or not, and who are forced to decide how best to live there. That feeling of both citizenship and exile, of always being an expatriate-with all the attendant problems and complications and delight”(Garner 2). Chang-rae Lee exposes the inner and outer conflicts the immigrants go through in the United States with
The article " When Immigration goes Awry" by Daniel Stoffman, a book in the Alone These Lines. This article shows the majors problem that can affect in 2020 in Canada. When Daniel Stoffman futuristic about his method at Canada. Especially in Toronto, We all know it is the largest city in Canada and "Sao Paulo of the north" because it is the North America's most livable cities in distant memory. According to the articles, more than 50,000 to 100,00 new immigrants that came to Toronto every year.