Immigrant Adolescents Essay

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Immigrants from all over have come to the United States for better life chances such as work, school, and to escape violence. Many people perceive the United States as the greatest country on Earth because of the many job opportunities and great schools housed there. Because people are migrating to new lands or countries, I believed that it must be hard for immigrant youths to excel or adapt to a new culture. I believed this because I previously worked at an elementary school where there were immigrant youths who could not speak or understand English, which would make it hard for those children to do well on standardized tests. Not being able to perform well on standardized tests means that the child will not be able to advance to the next …show more content…
This component is very important in America since it has the highest obesity rate among eighteen industrialized nations (Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 410). Another physical component is not missing school due to illness suggesting that they would rather go to school to learn than stay at home. The socioemotional development component consists of immigrant youths reporting higher self-esteem (Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 37). Cognitive development consists of achieving as high or higher in school, they are less likely to commit delinquent acts, use drugs, and initiate in early sex (Infants, Children, and Adolescents, …show more content…
Unlike the first group, the second group show high rates of delinquency, failure in school, dropouts, teenage pregnancy, and drug use. Researchers have found that disparities in parental economic status, resources, education, and support contribute to those trends (Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 37). Nonetheless researchers still have found that financial hardships and those who speak little English are still successful (Infants, Children, and Adolescents,

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