Immigrants Essays


Bend It Like Beckham Analysis

blend of Indian and English culture is seen in the movie, despite only the 2nd generation of Indian immigrants being portrayed, who are still quite close to their native culture. Close familial bonds are apparent among Jess's family members, particularly between her parents and her sister, Pinky. Also apparent is the strong South Asian value of utmost respect for elders: despite the conflict with regard to football, Jess respects her parents, and dislikes the idea of lying to them (Nunez, M.T. & Garcia, A.J., 2014). Stereotyping spring from a belief that a particular culture or population is the 'standard'… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

poverty (racial minorities in particular), feelings about refugees and feelings about undocumented immigrants. When it comes to the last category, three recommendations that should be employed and looked at include comprehensive immigration reform, effective handling of refugees (with a lot of focus needing to be put on those from the Middle East) and an educational program that deals with both of the prior ones while not forcing people to assimilate and be the "same" as everyone in the dominant culture. Also, a lot of the groups above tend to intersect. For example, a rising share of the black population… Continue Reading...

Kuwait Case

are directed at the full citizens of Kuwait, the oil wealth has also been appealing to numerous immigrants that have benefited and profited from the employment opportunities created. However, there are negative externalities that have come about. The rent distribution system is purposed to make certain that all Kuwaitis benefit from oil rents. However, some of the channels of distribution, for instance, subsidizing utilities are degenerating in nature in the manner that wealthy households have a tendency of benefiting comparatively more in comparison to poor households from these subsidies, which is a negative externality (El-Katiri et al., 2011). References… Continue Reading...

When Work Disappears

have a workforce comprising individuals from diverse generations. Question 2 Historically, the U.S. has been home to immigrants from various parts of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Today, immigrants comprise a significant proportion of the American workforce. This has affected the country's workforce as a whole. One effect of immigration is that it has increased the supply of labor. Immigration has also resulted in a more diverse workforce. Today, organizations in the U.S. have a workforce comprising individuals of American, European, Latin, African, and Asian origins. This is perhaps a good thing given that workforce diversity has… Continue Reading...

Florida Congressmen

12). Pew Research Center. Web. Mendoz, Sylvia. "Building False Crisis: The Role of the Media Covering Undocumented immigrants." The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 25(16) (2105, Jun. 15): 10-15. "Sen. Bill Nelson's statement on president's decision to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan." (2016, Jul. 6). U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Web. "Stand Against ISIS." (2016). U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Web. Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

In accordance to statistics, there were approximately 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (Krogstad et al.) d. Credibility: I have done research on illegal immigration, its benefits and shortcomings from various secondary sources. e. Thesis: I am going to urge you to see the need for more stringent measures on immigration. f. Preview: I will discuss three key points regarding the issue of immigration and lastly offer a conclusion on what direction ought to be taken. II.) Body a. Main Point 1: Link between immigration and terrorism. i. Illegal immigrants in the nation have been a part… Continue Reading...

Medical Marijuana Growing in Butte County

in California.7  Yet, the criminality of marijuana was largely associated with immigrants and carried with it a tinge of racism:  the law was first proposed “to prevent the spread of cannabis use by ‘Hindoo’ immigrants” and later it was used as a pretext to stage raids “in the Mexican district of Los Angeles in 1914.”8 The geographical environment, in other words, where marijuana growth was of most interest to authorities was the environment where immigrants just so happened to be most in residence. However, since the passing of the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, legal dispensaries in California have… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

that could potentially prevent or discourage an immigrant from seeking assistance from social services or mental health facilities? immigrants face numerous obstacles to human and health services programs throughout the U.S. The obstacles are put in different categories, including the method of administration of the programs, the immigrants' identity and view of the programs as well as the attitude towards them in various states or communities. Many obstacles come from the method of program administration locally and in states as well as the problems for applicants for immigration and caseworkers attempting to assist families. For immigrants earning low income, their… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

Other girls who have been involved in the industry have also pointed to instances of being underage immigrants who had histories of trauma and abuse (Lloyd, 2015). They have claimed that the presence of an exponentially growing adult sex industry has led to both the rates of child exploitation as well as in human trafficking as shady entrepreneurs have seek to fill the demand that different populations have produced. However, disturbing the idea of commercial sex may be to many people, it's naive to believe that prostitution can ever be eliminated entirely; the demand for sex will be met… Continue Reading...

Post Feminism and Hip Hop

today. New racism, a term coined by Martin Barker 1981, is a concept discussing the perceived threat of immigrants. The protagonist of the video is in the United Kingdom. Many Africans and Afro-Caribbean people, immigrate to the United Kingdom in search of a better life. This woman could be a product of that immigration and thus may encounter new racism behaviors from people disliking the 'invasion' of immigrants onto their land. While the video does not depict such negative beliefs, it does open the discussion up for this possibility. In conclusion, society has changed in many positive ways. Women have… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

the War on Terror. Global Media Journal, 2(2): 7-24.] John F. Kennedy had described America as a "nation of immigrants" in the mid-20th century, yet events unfolded that propelled America away from this identity to police state wherein security and safety become more important than the idea espoused by Kennedy.[footnoteRef:4] Following 9/11 immigrants groups were targeted by legislators, policy makers, and pundits: rather than the heart and soul -- the foundation -- of America they became public enemy no. 1. Detecting and preventing "terrorist" activity became the paramount objective of post-9/11 America. [4: John F. Kennedy, A Nation of immigrantsContinue Reading...

Sociology Article and How It Relates to a Theory

addictions counselor, and as a trainer and facilitator with assaulted women, immigrants and refugees: people in the society who are systematically disempowered and even in some cases legally disempowered. Feminist theory shows how systems like healthcare assert patriarchal authority over subordinates, especially women of color. Not having Kohli's initial complaint validated, then waiting more than ten years and being told that too much time has gone by for the complaint to be valid, and then going out of their way to protect the doctor by shielding him further from the allegations shows that the Ontario College symbolizes the perpetuation… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

of changing the culture. References Dietz, J. et al. (2015). The skill paradox: explaining and reducing employment discrimination against skilled immigrants. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 26(2015): 1318-1334. Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

in decision making and human resource practices. This is particularly true for the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, where immigrants comprise a significant portion of the population (French, 2010). Managers in such environments -- whether they oversee international operations or not -- must effectively manage cultural differences and extensively take advantage of the benefits diversity may bring. Creating such an inclusive and fair work atmosphere is crucial for motivating employees and getting the most out of them, thereby increasing job satisfaction and minimising turnover rates. Indeed, though difficult to quantify, diversity management has been shown to be an important… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Immigration on Religious Beliefs

significant religious groups: Jews, Catholics and Protestants (Massey and Higgins). Not many immigrants arrive in America expecting to alter the religion they are affiliated to. Their focus is often achieving a respectable financial standing in the society and building a better life for themselves and their families (Chiswick). Effects on the Distribution of Religious Groups: Immigration, Religion and Economics In a pluralistic nation, religious communities may be viewed as markets for religious services and goods without the secular characteristics that come with a traditional economic market. The advantages or benefits of immigration may also be influenced by religion. For… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

the 1930s, the country embarked on an initiative to employ labor immigrants in order to promote infrastructural and economic growth (De Bel-Air, 2013). As the country development process relied on oil, the employment of labor immigrants contributed to the influx of foreigners to the country who soon outnumbered Kuwaiti nationals by 1960. Most of the country's initial labor immigrants originated from Asia, Europe, and North America. However, these labor immigrants were hired as contract workers despite their role in the country's economic development during this period. While the country later embarked on initiatives to hire more locals, the record… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

anti-immigrant sentiment included fears of losing jobs and other conflict theory perspectives showing how immigrants are perceived of as threats to the existing social order (Social Work Speaks). The NASW Policy Statement supports the rights of immigrants and refugees to live without discrimination. Committee on US-Latin American Nations (2014). Similar Anti-immigrant rhetoric used throughout US history. Retrieved online: https://cuslar.org/2014/10/23/similar-anti-immigrant-rhetoric-used-throughout-u-s-history/ NASW Policy Statement Social Work Speaks The pre-Civil War/antebellum era was tumultuous, with a series of failed political compromises leading to a breakdown of morals and ethics. At the same time, there were reform movements most notably the abolitionist movement,… Continue Reading...

Biculturalism and How to Create Multiple Identities

white culture's fear of non-integration of existing or new immigrants and perceived threats to an imaginary cohesiveness of the dominant culture -- something that is ironic given the heterogeneous nature of the United States. Given that 69% of Muslim children in USA attend a public school, it is also important to understand how schools and educators are responding to issues related to multiculturalism versus assimilation and how educators can help children mitigate problems personally as well as promote a more educated and culturally aware society in general (Al-Romi, 2000). The main themes that emerge in a review of literature… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

increased immigration (as Turkey's Erdogan threatens to unleash hundreds of thousands of more immigrants into Europe), the impact of stricter gun laws could be more damaging than positive, as the Czech Ministry has pointed out. Therefore, a study that focuses on how addressing cultural issues can help reduce the threat of violence in society may be one highly worth pursuing. Legalistic aims and solutions are only effective so long as a public and body of citizens respects the institutions and rule of law responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing them. Once this respect is lost, the regulations cease to… Continue Reading...

Minnesota Higher Education Committee Minutes and Review

meeting, the issues at hand clearly address and involve immigrants even if this is not clearly stated all of the time. For sure, immigrants are quite often among the poorer and more vulnerable people in a population and thus making sure higher education works for them in terms of tuition assistance and proper administration that does not include fraud is a good thing across the board (Minnesota, 2017). References Minnesota Senate. (2017). Minnesota Senate Committees - Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee. Senate.mn. Retrieved 4 April 2017, from https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.php?ls=90&cmte_id=3097 Minnesota. (2017). Resources for Undocumented Students. ohe.state.mn.us. Retrieved 4 April… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

his ability to build an empire. They also believed that immigrants were at fault for the current state of the American economy and wanted Trump would solve this problem by ridding the country of such immigrants. "Many people voted for Trump because they wrongly believe that undocumented immigrants take their jobs and hurt our economy, that equality for people of color comes at a cost for whites, and that if we just give more money and freedom to big business and the rich, the poor and working class will somehow reap the benefits" (1).[footnoteRef:2] This way of thinking is not… Continue Reading...

Social Work and Advocacy

America public. References Chang-Muy, F., & Congress, E. P. (2016). Social work with immigrants and refugees: Legal issues, clinical skills, and advocacy. Dalrymple, J., & Boylan, J. (2016). Effective advocacy in social work. Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

that hard work pays off, and more of them believe that Muslim immigrants in the U.S. should try to remain distinct from society" (p. 6). Moreover, only "13% of African-American Muslims express satisfaction with national conditions, compared with 29% of other native-born Muslims, and 45% of Muslim immigrants" (Pew Research Center, 2007, p. 6). The surveys indicate that for each successive generation of Muslims in America, that generation is less likely to be satisfied by American society -- and for African-American Muslims they experience a double-dissatisfaction both as African-Americans and as Muslims, which are two populations that fare poorly… Continue Reading...

Counter Terrorism Community Policing and Changes

been told by the media and perhaps by their superior officers to take an antagonistic approach to illegal immigrants. Javier understands that the situation with immigration is too complex to warrant a knee-jerk negative response. Instead of presuming that all illegal immigrants are threats to the integrity of the community, police officers would be better off focusing on their primary roles in preserving community safety. Focusing only on criminal behaviors is the best use of police resources, which is why I would support Javier's balanced and sensible approach. Officers like Javier have a tremendously important role to play in… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

“Underlying the assumptions on which American eugenics rested were racism, bigotry, pseudo-science masquerading as science, the assumption that many immigrants and lower socio-economic level Americans could not be assimilated into U.S. society” (p. 183).  With the concept of America as a “shining city upon a hill” as the primary rationale in support, the mainstream psychological community was inspired by a “quasi-religious zeal to inflict eugenics on the people of the United States and, thereby, create a master race in America” (Lerner, 2006, p. 183). It should also be noted that a number of influential members of Western society during… Continue Reading...

Implementing Compassionate Immigration Reform

“follow the money” is straightforward enough and likely serves to explain the rationale behind most illegal immigrants taking their lives in their hands to reach the “city on the hill.” This type of analysis suggests that to the extent that economic conditions in other countries are improved will likely be the extent to which the flow of illegal immigrations to the United States will be slowed. The “follow the money” formula, however, does not provide a viable explanation for foreigners who want to come to the United States to harm its citizens such as the case with the 19… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

Immigration Policies as a Tool for National Security Of late, societal apprehension towards immigrants, criminal behavior, and terrorism have intensified, giving rise to concerns regarding the American migrant system’s efficacy in maintaining the safety of the nation’s people. Recent events revolving around crimes, weaponry crossing national boundaries and foreign- born people has triggered a series of reactions with the most intense ones demanding a sealing of borders, barring migration for individuals hailing from high- risk foreign territories, and putting a stop to refugee resettlement. Theory of Migration Migration represents mankind’s story from the outset to the current… Continue Reading...

Feminism Article Review

is possible that the women were also influenced by the western culture. The women were mostly children of immigrants and they were no longer bound to follow their strict culture this might have led them to adopt the new wave and changing their perception in regards to gender within the society. The course undertaken has some effect on how the women understand gender within the society and it might have contributed towards the change in perception, but it would be wrong to state that the change was purely based on the course only. Through their education, the women will… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

market, cultural, or political power to participate in the globalization process. immigrants to the United States and Canada created an amalgamated society in which language, heritage, religion, race, and even gender were and continue to be sublimated in the interests of globalization. Globalization can only be considered Americanization if Americanization is defined as the state of cultural mingling. Yet what most people mean when they imply globalization equals Americanization is something nefarious, something hegemonic. The British empire, and the Ottomans, and the Mughals before them, also spread their own cultural, political, and economic hegemony throughout the world and especially… Continue Reading...

Oral History Project

shops on it, not strip malls like most of the city has today. Old community centers, immigrants, and that sort of thing. It feels urban, which I don't think anybody would have said back in the 50s when it was sort of considered to be the sticks. But the area was built for people coming back from the war. My parents came over from England. My dad was in the Royal Navy, on an aircraft carrier. He got shot down over Malta. My mom lived in Southampton, which got bombed pretty heavily. There wasn't much for them there, so… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

and still continues to treat Mexico with condescension (threats of building a wall, calling all immigrants rapists and murders, and knocking down the culture of Mexicans). Yet, Mexicans should think that relying on Americans for tourism is a good thing? Instead of relying on the tourism industry for economic development, Mexico should be developing its industries. After all, the development of industry is what helped America create a strong economy. As Berger and Wood note: “tourism as a modern social practice first gained popularity with the advent of the railroad and steamship” (Berger & Wood, 2010, p. 2). Without… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

surface during the Trump administration, clouding constructive discourse on the role and status of immigrants in the United States, and the fundamental functions of immigration policy. Although the United States was always a settler nation, immigration trends changed in the early 20th century. immigrants from Southern Europe and Eastern Europe started to pour in before the First World War, pushed by economic uncertainties and outright poverty and pulled by the promise of readymade jobs in rapidly industrializing America (“Immigration in the Early 1900s” 1). American immigration policy favored these new immigrants to fill needed low-wage positions in industry. As… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

life of rugged individualism and unbridled capitalism. We need to continue welcoming immigrants, and providing pathways for their success. Within this framework of genuine freedom and liberty, we argue FOR Immigration Bill #1, but we do have some concerns with Title I. Here are the reasons why: We Disagree With Title I. We Propose the Following Changes: Regarding Sections A-D: The wall is a waste of money and so too are the doubling of border control forces and the other physical barriers that create a police state scenario. Is this the land of the free, is this a vision… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

back more than a century, the Chinese Exclusion Act kept Chinese immigrants from moving to the United States and those that were in the United States, from gaining citizenship. “Chinese Exclusion Act stops immigration of Chinese for one decade and stops Chinese from being U.S. citizens.” (Soennichsen xiv) It took years for Chinese people and Chinese Americans to gain any kind of foothold within the United States. The American government did this to maintain ‘stability’ in the American economy. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 demonstrated the first major law that restricted immigration into the country. Those living in… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

seen in the Trump travel ban. “More than 50 years ago, Congress outlawed such discrimination against immigrants based on national origin.” (Bier) Additionally the travel ban puts the United States in a bad light, as other countries may see the act as cruel and hostile towards innocent people. (Chemerinsky) When countries see the United States Government acting in an unconstitutional and racist way, desires for diplomacy may dwindle. Even with the updated version of the travel ban, critics stand firm in asserting it is bad policy and can lead to anti-Muslim mentality. “The Trump administration’s new travel ban, introduced… Continue Reading...

Adidas Market Entry

A company based in a more international location (with a lot of immigrants for example) might be in a better position to expand into areas with wildly different norms and cultures, while a company in Bavaria might prefer to stick to countries closer to what it knows. Ciabuschi, Forsgren & Martin (2011) discuss innovation at MNEs. They make the argument that the location of the MNE headquarters will in part influence the degree of innovation at subsidiaries. This is reasonable in the sense that even in a transnational organization the dominant culture at headquarters will often be transferred at… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Using Bilingual Call Compared to Family Interpreters Research Paper

inherent challenge limits the LEP patient’s receipt of primary and preventative care. This challenge is prevalent in elderly Hispanic immigrants and Mexican Americans. There is 18.3 % prevalence of diabetes among the Hispanic communities for undiagnosed and diagnosed patients. They are predisposed to diabetic disorders due to cardiometabolic abnormalities. There is a relatively high margin in the prevalence of the disorder compared to non-Hispanics which stand at 10.2%. The management of diabetes necessitates for close correspondence with the physician in keeping personal records, management of nutrition as well as personal knowledge about the quality of life. The role of… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

all aspects of life including socially, economically, as well as culturally. The increase in the number of immigrants in the nation do not just have an impact on the labour market aspects such as wage and employment but also fiscally impacts the economy in general. Nonetheless, it has proven to be difficult to fully conclude whether the increase in the number of immigrants is adversarial or constructive. The most ideal preceding evidence recommends that the general impacts of migration on employment and wages are either trivially different from zero, or considerably positive. The base of proof on the impacts… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Immigrants on the Uk Economy

concerned. The report highlighted several gaps between perception and reality, such as the composition of immigrants being largely asylum-seekers (most are students), and the fact that concerns about immigration have been rising recently. They also highlight that concerns are often surrounding impact on public service and benefits, but ignore positive elements like the tax contribution and economic benefits of immigrants. This study supports the findings of Dustmann and Preston (2007), which held that residents of the UK were mostly concerned about the impacts of immigrants in terms of paying taxes and using the welfare system. They found two areas… Continue Reading...

Is America in Moral Decline?

values and norms to the increased diversity among young people. More first-generation immigrants means more conservative attitudes towards work and family, according to the author. Hymnowitz (2004) seems overly eager to prove that generations X and younger are returning to a prior, more idyllic state of morals in America. The author wants to make the case not that America is progressing or moving forward, but that it may be moving backward to a magical time before crass materialism, sex, drugs, and rock and roll took over. Granted, the author may in fact aim to persuade conservative readers that their… Continue Reading...