The Colorado Alliance For Immigration Reform Essay

1385 Words May 24th, 2016 null Page
Based on the 2010 Census Bureau data, the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform states that more than 50 million immigrants legal and illegal live in the United States. Immigrants do not have the best employment opportunities in America because they also have to support family members back home, and because they live in ethnic neighborhoods, where for some immigrants it’s facile to assimilate to American culture. There is a perception of the American Dream where families can get access to resources, education, housing and employment. With that perception in mind, many immigrant groups have migrated to the United States. We will focus on two groups: the Irish and the Chinese in the United States. We will focus on the living conditions, employment issues and the assimilation to American culture for these groups. There is a reason why immigrants migrate for the sole purpose of a better future. The Irish and Chinese heavily focus on a better life for their children and having enough access to resources. The Great Famine in Ireland lasted from 1845-52. Poor people relied on potatoes for food and income. However, blight destroyed the potatoes and people starved to death, got sick and many emigrated. The Irish saw America as an opportunity to procure education and success. They pushed their children to get an education and were satisfied with them leaving. The English language was essential for those who wanted to emigrate. Some of the factors pushing Irish out of…

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