The Challenges Of The United States Immigration And Naturalization Service

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Many people come to the U.S in hope for a new life with more opportunities. My grandmother Adela left her home country Poland in hope that the U.S will offer a better life. All immigrants leave for a reason, many hopeful that their themselves and family will live a happier life. They all come somewhere new with their own story, their own experience that makes them unique. Along with many other immigrants who traveled to America in the 1980’s, my grandmother, Adela, was greatly impacted because she had to learn how to be independent in a new country, face the challenges and change her previous lifestyle.
A better life is what all people desire when they move. This may mean that they have to accustom to some of the different traditions that
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The Department of Homeland Security controls all of the people in the country to prevent terrorist attacks. “The goal of the Department of Homeland Security is to deter and prevent terrorist attacks..managing the benefits given to legal immigrants that are in the United States temporarily or permanently. Some of these benefits include granting citizenship to immigrants that are eligible to become naturalized, authorizing permanent residence, and providing immigrants with the right to work in the United States.” (ABC Clio Issues, Web). They had control over who could be granted the citizenship and green cards. They could decide who would have a chance to live a better life. They are one of the people that make it possible for people to immigrate into the U.S. They grant citizenship while at the same time, keep track of the people coming into the country. Another program for immigration is the green card. It was created as a way for the government to have identification of the immigrants that were in the country as well as the quantity of them (Cleary, Jennifer, ABC Clio Issues). Especially because the number of the immigrants is constantly increasing. The green card provided people permanent residency and gave them an opportunity for people to be given it. Senate …show more content…
Although it may have been exciting for her to move to a new country she was very scared and nervous since she didn’t know anyone there. My grandmother chose to go to the United States because Poland at the time was very poor, barely any people had jobs, and once my grandmother heard about a lottery, she wanted to take her chance to prosper. "there was a lottery, and anyone from any country could try to get a green card or an american passport and be able to live in the US." (Personal interview, 2015). On her first try, she won the lottery and a few months after, she received her green card. A few other family members came to the U.S a few years later, but at the beginning my grandmother had no choice but to find other Polish people that could help her out as well as be around people that followed similar traditions to hers. Unfortunately, she didn’t have as many people to celebrate holidays with, "the trip overall was very stressful time in my life, i was all alone without any family" (Personal interview, 2015). My grandmother began to mix her Polish traditions with polish, slowly Americanizing her ways. When she first moved, she did not know what to expect and was not sure how it’s gonna be when she immigrates to the U.S. Everything was different in the U.S compared to Poland, especially culture wise. In a way, it was the complete opposite, my

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