Language Barrier For Immigrants

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Language barrier is another reason to considerable for the immigrants. Additional, the language barrier is a common reason and challenge for immigrant, but it also could affect a lot to individual's development in the new country. They might have to face prejudice in different way within the community where they live in. Many immigrants are a source of cheap labor because they don’t have the ability to speak a new language. Beside, others face bully and abuse in their community, especially teenager. For example, in "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande, and in this passage she wrote about Mago. Mago experienced prejudice by the boy she had a crush on, who was Mexican-American, and born in America. He didn't speak Spanish. His name is Pepe. …show more content…
The discrimination comes in many forms, and it is a reality for immigrants from different nationalities. Immigrants are usually seen through stereotypes. Native born people commonly identify these immigrant based on their beliefs and appearance which creates discrimination. Always, the primary target is immigrants or new comers. For instance, in the article “Identity in Transformation" by Yasmin Ahmed, she expressed her feelings when she was a victim of discrimination. She wrote “The scarf that each of us wore on her head as an expression of our religious beliefs became a center of attention and a symbol of terrorism.” In addition, before we felt like American girls from another country. Now we feel we're first seen as Muslims (read terrorist), then as women, and last as human being." The immigrants appearance is a reason they are constantly being face discriminated. Others see them as a threat and make them look like enemies, so they being treated unfairly and discriminated against for this reason. Therefore, discrimination is another reason for the immigrants to think before they wanted to make a decision to

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