The Theme Of Immigration In The Joy Luck Club

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One of the strongest themes in “The Joy Luck Club” is the theme of immigration. Immigration is important in the book as well as in today’s world. I found an article detailing the experience of a family of immigrants from the Soviet Union called “My Immigrant Experience” which reminded me of a story from “The Joy Luck Club” called “Double Face.” The article is written by the son of a family from the Soviet Union who moved to the United States looking for freedom and opportunity. When they got here, they had to work hard. The father, who was once a computer technician in Russia, had to start over as a new computer operator and the mother had to give up her job as a journalist in Russia when she moved to the U.S. and became a secretary.…show more content…
I found I can relate to this article through my parents who are immigrants themselves. When they came to America, they left their family and friends behind in the Philippines, just as the Russian family and Lindo left their family and friends behind in Russia. My parents also left their jobs behind , my dad left his job as a lawyer to become a teacher, then a nurse soon after. Today, he works 12 hours a day as a nurse and works every other day. My mother left her job as a junior high teacher and became an elementary teacher in a small private school in Texas.
The points all tell me that both Lindo and the Russian family had to start over without all the things they had back in their home countries, such as friends who would help them, and their jobs. This is similar to my parents’ situation when they first came to America, with no friends, jobs or family. Just like Lindo Jong, the Russian family had to give up many things to come to America.
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Theme: Immigration (Essay 2)

Immigration has always been a popular subject in the U.S, and the election of Trump has made it even more so. Trump’s strict new policies have already forced many wrongdoers out of the country, but many innocent people are getting caught up in Trump’s immigration laws, such as Marco Reyes, who has lived in Connecticut for almost 2 decades after he and his family came here from Ecuador in 1997.
He has been allowed to stay in the U.S. every annual refiling of his stay of
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