Immigrants Research Paper

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We live in a country so rich in diversity. We have people from all walks of life coming into this country with the hopes of creating a better future for themselves and their families. This is what makes this country so great to live in. You get to experience and learn from different cultures, ethnicities and religions basically from our backyard. It is one of the great privileges we have. However, we could do better as a society in showing our appreciation for all that immigrants bring to our country. There are many aspects to an immigrant’s life, which natives sometimes take for granted. We do not think about the hardships they face or the advantages they have over us. For example one advantage they have is that immigrant families have …show more content…
Children born to parents with less than 8 years of schooling are more likely to live in low-income housing, deal with more health issues and have problems in school. Educated parents are better suited to help their children with everything from schoolwork to seeking help for health issues. It seems that with all the research that has been done thus far on immigrant families the conclusion is if parents are educated the children will have an overall better living situation and healthier well being than children from uneducated parents. Unfortunately, children from immigrant families are faced with some of the biggest hurdles when it comes to the disadvantages of immigrants. Not only do they have to deal with issues regarding their education but there are mental health concerns as well. Research shows that Latino immigrant children are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects from health and mental health disparities (Cardona, Rodriguez, Forgtach, Sullivan, Bybee, Holtrop, Chew, Tams, Dates and Bernal, 2012). There needs to be more emphasis on helping the immigrants within this …show more content…
There needs to be more workshops or classes available, which specifically focus on bettering the lives of immigrants. According to Pumariega (2005), “Cultural consultants with backgrounds in the immigrant and refugee communities have been found to be particularly effective in facilitating accurate assessment and improved services utilization and effectiveness” (p. 591). Educating those who are in a position to help immigrant families would make a big impact on the well being of immigrants. Just as education is the main factor for increasing a child’s well being the same can be said for the psychology field when dealing with

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