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Immigrant Children's Development Children Immigrating Essay

… Immigrant Children's Development

Children immigrating into the United States today represent a particularly diverse range of cultures, and some have had little or no formal education in their native countries. First and second- generation immigrant children are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. child population. Additionally, young immigrants are heavily concentrated in five states; California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Illinois, and 45% of immigrant children enrolled in school are enrolled in California alone. Nationwide, approximately 5 million children currently have at least one undocumented parent, though many of these children are U.S. citizens. There are an estimated 1.7 million undocumented children, many of whom have been living in this country most of their lives and know no other homeland. They have been educated…. [read more]

Immigrant Experience and Its Psychological Term Paper

… This trend in immigration has and will continue to have a significant impact on all U.S. institutions, from schools to the labor force, to media and politics, to health care.

Dissertation 1

Feldman, E. (2007). Implementation of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools with Spanish-Speaking, Immigrant Middle-School Students. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

This dissertation is significant as it explores one possible treatment option for immigrant children dealing with the impact of violence in their communities. The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a community and individual program intended to lower the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems; strengthen peer and parental support and improve student coping skills when confronted with traumatic…. [read more]

Impact of Persistence on Academic Success for Latino a College Students Dissertation

… ¶ … Latinos -- Introduction

It is widely understood that that Latino community is the fastest growing ethnic / cultural group in the United States. According to the U.S. Census data, California is among the states with fast rising numbers of Hispanics (most often alluded to in this paper as Latinos). As of 2006 in Los Angeles County Latinos comprise 47.3% of the population ( (U.S. Census); in Orange County Latinos comprise 32.9% of the population (U.S. Census). In other counties the percentages are startling, especially for those who are unaware of the rapid growth of Latinos. Kern County, close to Los Angeles, is 45.2% Latino; Monterey County (near the Bay Area) is 51.5% Latino; Riverside County is 42.2% Latino; San Bernardino County is 46%…. [read more]

Latino Opportunities in America: Is Discrimination Hindering Thesis

… Latino Opportunities in America: Is Discrimination Hindering Latino Success

The recent election of America's first black American president, Barack H. Obama, comes less than a decade short of 150 years after the Civil War, which, for many Americans, symbolizes the struggle for racial equality in America. Every immigrant group to America has experienced unique hardships and discrimination arising out of the competition for resources. Black Americans were unique, because they were imported to the United States as slaves, and their presence here had nothing to do with exploring new worlds or fleeing religious persecution. Unlike the Americans who did that, black Americans were disconnected from their cultural heritage, which was broken with the slave trade.

Like black Americans, Latino-Americans and immigrants have a unique place…. [read more]

Latino Immigrants in School Term Paper

… Latinos Immigrants in School

The United States of America has quite a number of minority groups having their origins from various parts of the world, some in large numbers while some are very few in numbers and according to data provided by the United States Census Bureau in the year 2003, the Latino population is the largest of all the minority groups especially among the students or those within the school-age (U.S. Census Bureau, 2003; Pew Hispanic Center, 2005). Even though all minority groups are present in the schools, the rapid growth of the Latino students, which is estimated to be three to five times faster than that of the general population (Sondra et al., 2006), has spurred a lot of concerns and studies in…. [read more]

Latinos and Whiteness Thesis

… Latinos and Whiteness

Whiteness is a concept that is thought to consist of a body of knowledge, ideologies, norms, and particular practices that have been developed throughout the history of the American colonies and the U.S.(Helfand, 2009). Even before Latinos managed to achieve any legal protection for discrimination, many courts considered them white. As a result of this, during the first several decades of the twentieth century, they could not sue for racial discrimination under the civil rights laws or the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (Constructing Whiteness, 2009).

The first and only Mexican-American civil rights case to be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States during the post World War II period was that of Hernandez v. State of Texas,…. [read more]

Immigrants' Access to Resources Immigration Research Paper

… Stakeholders

All Americans have some 'stake' in addressing the problem of illegal immigration and creating a compassionate solution. Immigrant workers play a vital role in the nation's economy at every level. While it is necessary to have a 'secure' border on one hand, without the labor of immigrant workers, many jobs in a variety of economic sectors would be unfulfilled, and regarding the education of immigrants, an educated populace is essential for America to move forward economically (Kurtzleben 2013)

Overview of the history of federal social welfare policy in this area

At present, immigration reform remains an unpopular issue to debate in Congress, as evidenced in the fact that the DREAM Act has yet to be signed into law. However, the considerable demographic influence of…. [read more]

School Change When Jessie Sullivan Became Principal Term Paper

… School Change

When Jessie Sullivan became principal of the Catholic Freeman Elementary School in the Lawson School District in Southern California (names are pseudonyms), she was confronted with the challenge of having students whose parents were illegal and legal immigrants working in the service industry. Ninety-percent of the students were Latino, and school was struggling with the problem of language barriers. Sullivan, who was the third principal in three years, had high expectations for changing the situation. However, she was soon feeling "frustrated and disappointed in her efforts to turn the school around academically. Her initiatives met with resistance or apathy, and those that seemed at least modestly successful were themselves extremely modest and of marginal consequence" (Tinsley, 2006).

Sullivan asked for the guidance of…. [read more]

Hispanic Immigrants in Los Angeles Research Paper

… Latino Immigrant Issues in Los Angeles

Given that nearly one half of Los Angeles County's population is Latino, it would seem that such a large portion of the population would translate into political and social power. To a degree that is true. But behind the numbers and the data there is substantial evidence of discrimination against Latinos, in jobs, in education, and in housing. Also, the history of the major political institutions in Los Angeles reflect blatant discrimination against the Latino community. Indeed, Latinos had to fight through the courts for fair political representation. This paper will identify and review those instances of ethnic and cultural bias.

Yesterday and Today -- Latinos in Los Angeles

In 1960, Latinos (also known as "Hispanics" although the more…. [read more]

Latino Community Racial Discrimination Research Paper

… The division or gap between the beliefs, culture and hearts of the population has increased instead of decreasing. The population does not seem to have 'assimilated' with each other, they still have difficulty accepting each other and having patience enough to tolerate each h other. This could be due to the managemnent of the city, laws and rules passed in the county and lack of good education.

One example of the level of segregation prevalent in the society is the fact that even residential areas have been divided according to race and ethnicity. To analyze the level of segregation a Dissimilarity Index, denoted by 'D' is used. The index after analyzing gives an estimate of how many people from one group would have to shift…. [read more]

Utilizing the Law for Latino Empowerment Thesis

… Latino Empowerment Through Successful Legal Challenge
1. Case Description
Moments of legal empowerment and critical social reflection are often
incited by an intensification of the negative conditions demanding these
impulses. This has been especially true in the context of America's
challenges to resolve its own racial identity. During the 1930s, America
was in the throes of an intense reactionary abuse of its immigrant
populations, which came to a head in the so-called Lemon Grove Incident.
Here, Caucasian parents residing in the California region from which the
incident draws its name objected to what they perceived as a dramatic
influx of Mexican children in their schools, and to the detriment of their
children. Thus, they complained that "the Mexican children were so
deficient in English in…. [read more]

Immigrant US History Essay

… U.S. Immigrants

The Black and Mexican Experiences During and After World War I

The United States of America, and indeed the entire continent of North America, has been a place of racial and ethnic boundaries that create a sense of those that belong and those that do not -- of people and of "others," to put it in a more extreme manner -- ever since Europeans first arrived on the shores of the continent. The indigenous peoples of the continent, the various tribes known as Indians and then as Native Americans, were the first to be displaced and made into "others," but the African slaves and their descendants and other people that inhabited the land either through immigration or through historical existence would undergo similar…. [read more]

Immigrants Affect the Economy Term Paper

… Digest of education statistics. U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC: NCES.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) (1994). The condition of education: 1994. U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC: NCES.

Following a cohort over time is one way of asking about the progress of groups. By plotting the progress of three foreign-born Hispanic age cohorts who entered the United States by 1980 and three native born Hispanic age groups, it is possible to evaluate the extent to which particular groups are making progress over time. The evaluation compares the proportion of the 20-29 age group who were middle class in 1980 with the proportion of those who were middle class when they were 30-39, 10 years later. Similarly, it can show how many of the…. [read more]

English Language Acquisition Among Latino Immigrants Literature Review

… ¶ … Connected Immigrant Communities

Chaney (2010) reports that there has been a large influx of Hispanic immigrants to Nashville, Tennessee over the last two decades. This large number of immigrants to the area has led to the establishment of an ethnic enclave in the community. The proliferation of Hispanic organizations, churches, and other community elements is the evidence for enclave development. This development of the enclave has enabled Hispanic immigrants to operate and live entirely within the Hispanic dominated environment, which include the primary use of Spanish as the main language of communication. Chaney notes that the enclave environment reduces the involvement of Hispanics into the larger English-speaking American culture environment, which in turn slows down the acquisition of the English language among Hispanic…. [read more]

Drivers License to Illegal Immigrants Term Paper

… Driver's License To Illegal Immigrants

Senate Bill 1160. There are more than 2.2 undocumented illegal immigrant drivers in California (Bender 2004). They rallied with law enforcers, insurance companies and the religious sector in support of Senate Bill 1160 or the Immigrant Responsibility and Security Act. Signed into law, this bill would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver's license. The then existing driver's license law in California required legal residency. This led many motorists to take the risk and proceed to drive illegally. The bill, authored by Senator Gil Cedillo, would allow illegal immigrants to secure a license by presenting a valid passport or identification issued by the consulate of the immigrant's country of origin. They had to be fingerprinted so that federal and…. [read more]

Asian and Latino Gangs: Community and Criminal Justice Thesis

… Asian and Latino Gangs and Their Impact on Their Communities and the Criminal Justice System

Asian and Latino Gangs: Affecting the Community and Criminal Justice System

Gang violence today is a problem that no American community can fully escape. The crime associated with gang activity is so vast and differed that many within law enforcement find it very difficult to curb successfully. Part of the differing nature of gang activity is the different racial groups which cling to their own racial identity through gang life. Sons, daughters, and grand children of immigrants, many within the Asian and Latino communities are lured into their own unique versions of gang life on American streets. Asian and Latino gangs are different in nature, but do share similarities in…. [read more]

Dropout Rates of Latinos Research Paper

… The reason that second generation students are more apt to join gangs may also have to do with the fact that they are even more 'placeless' within American society -- they are neither first-generation immigrants with a strong sense of a homeland, nor are they fully assimilated into America. They can 'taste' the American Dream but not fully experience it. "Immigrants who arrive as adults to escape poverty tend to view their lives here as an improvement over what they left behind, but their children often compare their circumstances to those of other Americans and find themselves lacking" (We were pretty much invisible, 1998, Washington Post). Gangs which offer a hybrid identity between Hispanic and Anglo culture may seem on the surface to be an…. [read more]

Racism 'Latinos Are Drug Addicts Term Paper

… For example, we were never once invited to one of the dorm parties, even though most of the other students in class were. Once, my friends and I were playing a casual game of football after school. Some of the white students also came onto the field, but instead of asking if they could play with us they just started their own game. They ignored us and acted as if we weren't even there.

The unfair treatment I have experienced is nothing compared to what my mother endured. As a single mom from Puerto Rico, she arrived in a country that was hostile in many ways. Forced to rapidly learn English and adapt to unfamiliar social customs, my mother overcome a wide range of problems…. [read more]

Economic Problems Faced by Mexican Term Paper

… America needs to stop seeing the problems faced by the Mexican immigrant as "their problems" and help our brothers who are distressed to obtain the level of success they rightful deserve. If one portion of an infrastructure is weak it is only a matter of time before it all topples.

Works Cited

Camarota, Stephen A. "Labor Market Characteristics of Mexican Immigrants in the United States." Immigration from Mexico Assesing the Impact on the United States. 2001. Center for Immigration Studies. 3 June 2003.

Camarota, Stephen A. "Poverty and Income." Immigration from Mexico Assesing the Impact on the United States. 2001. Center for Immigration Studies. 3 June 2003.

Le, CN. "The Model Minority." Asian Nation the Landscape of Asian America. 2001. 3 June 2003.…. [read more]

Labels: Latinos or Hispanics Labeling Term Paper

… This is because they have always considered themselves Americans and when others refuse to grant them the right to call themselves just that and not Latinos or Hispanics, it creates confusion and gives rise to resentment. Labeling also creates immense potential for discrimination and thus we must all strive for a label-free society.

A society completely unconscious of race is probably impossible to achieve. This should not prevent us from making our government completely neutral with respect to race. Racial labeling by the U.S. government should be abolished, and discrimination against individuals because of their race, even allegedly "benign" discrimination, should be outlawed." (Lind, 2000)


Lind, Michael- The Diversity Scam. The New Leader; 7/1/2000;

Irving Lewis Allen: Unkind Words: Ethnic Labeling from Redskin to…. [read more]

Socio Political Factors Encountered by Hispanics Latino Americans Essay

… Socio-Political factors encountered by Hispanics/Latino-Americans

Challenges facing Latinos in America today

When identifying the unique challenges faced by the Latino community, one of the first questions that must be asked is: who are Latinos? The demographic category of 'Latinos' embraces a wide range of socioeconomic and geographical areas. Latinos can be recently naturalized Mexicans who may work in manual occupations and are only beginning to learn English; wealthy and politically conservative Cubans who have lived in America for generations; Puerto Ricans who are American citizens; Spanish-speaking Dominicans; and Portuguese-speaking Brazilians. Latinos may be aliens who face unjust working conditions because of their undocumented status and individuals who are established in their own businesses.

Cultural and economic diversity is part of the richness of this ethnic…. [read more]

Geographies of Home the Immigrant Essay

… Who should I fear?" Iliana says to herself, attempting to keep the insight given by her mother's gift of second sight at bay.

Latino culture thus has the potential to be highly masculine in nature, and dominated by males, as manifested in Papito's control over his family, but also can embody matriarchal, non-rational, non-linear views of the world, as manifested in Aurelia's perception. Latino culture has the potential to be patriarchal and Anglo culture, in its own way, is equally intolerant. This ambiguity makes the adolescent Iliana extremely uncomfortable. Iliana wants to be able to 'opt out' of her culture and the available role of a Latina, embracing the norms of Anglo society. But she cannot -- the second sight almost physically calls to her,…. [read more]

Texas Politics: Illegal Immigration, Economy, and Education Term Paper

… This arises from the increased consumption of educational materials such as books and back to school shopping hence, Texas economic growth (Maxwell, Ernest, and Adolfo 158).

Although most analysts argue in favor of positive impacts of the illegal immigrants, education analysts have pointed some negative effects on the Texas educational system. High enrollment of the illegal immigrants in the Texas schools results in overcrowding. This diminishes the quality of education that influences the overall performance of the students in these schools. Many illegal immigrants end up acquiring a low level of education as compared to the legal immigrants in Texas. This affects the quality of the labor force, education and the overall well-being in the society. The uneducated immigrants are risky to the population, irrespective…. [read more]

Citizenship the Struggle of Immigrant Workers Term Paper

… Citizenship

The Struggle of Immigrant Workers and Gay/Lesbian Groups

The common factor in the struggle of immigrant workers and gay/lesbian people in the United States is how both group can live a normal life, without any discrimination from the American society.

Both the immigrant workers and gay/lesbian communities struggle for acceptance from the American society. Tracing back in the American history, these groups experience inequality because their citizenships are not considered by the Native Americans to belong in their class. Even the U.S. government itself used to have laws that discriminate immigrants and gay/lesbian individuals from having the same status in any environment, whether at work or in school, as with the native Americans. On gay/lesbian discrimination, such people were not accepted as citizens of…. [read more]

African-American Male Students in Community-Centered After-School Programs Literature Review

… African-American Male Students in Community-Centered After-School Programs

It is said that the teenage years are the most critical when it comes to determining how a person enters adulthood and who they will be as adults. African-American males are of teens that are left out and therefore do not get the whole experience on how to face challenges and life that awaits upon reaching adulthood. This work is to look at the behavior of African-American male youths and how that behavior can shape after school programs that can make their future brighter.

Teenage years of an individual are the most critical and substantial years that determines how the person would be in their adulthood. Therefore, in terms of growth and development of a child, these years…. [read more]

American School Term Paper

… In addition, the first protests of violence in film and radio were discussed, which shows how long this has been a perceived problem in our society, and an influence in our schools.

Chapter 15: Here, the increasing influence of the federal government in America's classrooms is discussed, and the creation of Head Start and other programs is illustrated. It shows how the Cold War continued to influence classroom education, and how the War on Poverty did not really explore the educational needs of America's poor. Television also becomes influential in the classroom, and the author calls it the "third educator," behind the family and the school, especially with the influence of educational programs such as "Sesame Street."

Chapter 16: This chapter shows how the struggles…. [read more]

Immigrants Serving in the U.S. Military Research Paper

… Except for the indigenous Native American population, the United States is truly a country of immigrants. Indeed, most modern Americans can trace their ancestry to the nations of Europe, Asia and Africa and it is reasonable to suggest that the vast majority of U.S. citizens today have ancestors who were immigrants at some point. It is not surprising, then, that the United States has historically turned to this immigrant population in times of war. Because immigrants have by definition intended to permanent relocate from one country to another, it was in the best interests of immigrants seeking permanent residence in the United States to serve in the armed forces because such service represented a fast track to citizenship. It has also been in the best…. [read more]

Latino Immigration Research Paper

… Housing Issues for Los Angeles Latinos

Certain housing issues abound for Latino residents in Los Angeles, due in no small part to particular longstanding political and private practices, a distinctive socio-cultural tradition of residents, and a wealth of legislation that is routinely bypassed to propagate systematic discrimination. The manifold effects of such discrimination may be evidenced in the grouping of housing for Latinos, in the typical standards of living to be found there, as well as in the educational and employment ramifications that result, whether by choice or through force, in a segregated "clustering" of neighborhoods of Latinos. The solution to these issues may be found within the heart of these neighborhoods, as many Latino seem to prefer to live among their own.


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Immigrant and Ethnic History Term Paper

… ¶ … Jews left Russia and Eastern Europe to come to the United States. How is the impetus for Jewish immigration different from that of the Irish, Japanese and Chinese? Describe obstacles faced by Jewish immigrants in their efforts to assimilate themselves into the fabric of American national life.

As the world continues to globalize a blending of cultures has also begun, however there was a time in American history when immigrants flocked to America to begin new lives, even though it meant leaving their culture and traditions behind. Throughout American history there have been influxes of various populations that fled from their homeland when political or religious issues arose.

Years ago America received many Jewish immigrants who fled Russia in fear of their lives…. [read more]

Bilingual Education Thesis

… Constitutional Law

Bilingual Education

The number of English language learning (ELL) students in the United States has increased dramatically over the last decade. According to a 1991 national study, there are over 2,300,000 students in grades K. through 12 who are classified as English language learners. This number has grown by over 1,000,000 since 1984. 73% f these students are Spanish-speakers, followed by Vietnamese-speakers at 3.9%. Because the overwhelming proportions of ELL students are Spanish speakers, the issue of bilingual education is largely a Latino one. No other language group makes up more than 4% of limited English proficient students. What complicates the issue of education for language minority students is their low socioeconomic status. 80% of ELL students are poor, and most attend schools…. [read more]

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