The Impact Of Immigration On The New Country

1280 WordsApr 22, 20166 Pages
III. Literature Review Amongst current events, immigration is one of the hotly debated topics of today. It’s will be a determining factor in the current U.S. presidential race. Hispanic/Latino immigrants are one of the fastest growing demographics in our populations and consideration of political value due to their impact on and to the economy. Their ethnicity makes them the subject of random criticism and plays a role in how well they assimilate into the US. How they are perceived and treated while trying to build a new life with dreams, like many Americans, of a better life, will also play a crucial role in how they adapt to their new surroundings. Assimilating into a country you know nothing about and where you may not have family or support is challenging for anyone. This article discusses how when viewed by the people in the new country see you may be the determining factor in ease or difficulty of the assimilation process. How you see yourself in comparison to others in the new country may also impact how you feel about yourself and your culture whether it is a positive or negative. “For many of us, the label, whether Latino/Latina or Hispanic, takes away our nationality and symbolizes a loss of identity.” (McGoldrick, Giordano, & Garcia-Preto, 2005) How Latinos identify themselves is easier question posed then answered. “The U.S. government, as well as psychological researchers, often required individuals to select from a confusing set of options that define
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