Analysis Of Bharati Muukhererjee's American Dreamer

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Immigration has become somewhat of a more pressing issues in the recent years. Immigrants from all sorts of directions from the South border of the United States for Mexican and other South American descent to the east coast with a flow coming in from Europe. The culture and society that the citizens of America have come to known stands as a dream for others not native-born into this country. For immigrants nowadays, it is much more difficult to obtain citizenship in the United States than it was about 50 years ago. Bharati Mukherjee elaborates her viewpoint in the writing,” American Dreamer” speaking about her own experiences of the difficulties that she faced when immigrating to the United States and trying to incorporate herself
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Bharati believes that the introduction of new and different culture is good for a country, making it more open-minded and accepting of others. With a larger variety of immigrant culture in a country, she believes that the country gains a better understanding of the world around them so countries should be welcoming immigrants with open arms rather than making citizenship more of a difficult process. This goal would most likely be accomplished by simply lifting many of the restrictions regarding the immigration process in place. By making the transition into the United States a much quicker and smooth one, more immigrants are able to come into the country and gain citizenship efficiently. With the multiple presences of various other cultures it forces citizens of the United States, or any other country for that matter, to look at a bigger picture as opposed to their usual lifestyle and cultures. With so many individuals given the ability to view things in a larger sense, many more worldwide issues are sure to be looked on with much more urgency. Through this melding of culture process, people generally would become more accepting of …show more content…
Why change the equation when the formula already works so well? The United States of America promotes a certain kind of lifestyle, not too limiting of one’s being especially compared to other countries around the world, but still limited nonetheless. This promoted lifestyle is one of social gatherings, white picket-fences, and raising a family. The county’s citizens who are accustomed to this culture are, for the most part, content with the way things are going. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between immigrants and crime rate regarding drugs. Close to the United States/Mexico border, on the Mexican side, many large heroin growths have been discovered that a grown solely for distribution into the United States. This correlation would definitely be something to consider when looking at the strict immigration process that is in place today. DEA spokesperson, Payne stated on the Ticotimes website, “Mexican cartels have begun to produce higher-value, white heroin typically associated with traffickers…the Mexicans are evolving in their production abilities and getting more sophisticated…” (This would not only threaten the safety of United States citizens, but would open up possibility in the world of drug trafficking. The introduction of new cultures and beliefs threaten this static sense of lifestyle that has been

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