The Influence Of Immigration In The United States

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Living in the United States known as the melting pot and the country of immigrants, many today do not feel the need to relate to them and instead look down upon the recent immigrants who happen to be minorities in this country even if they have families living or who have lived her for centuries. Coming to the United states as immigrants and trying to live the american dream that is known to be the goal of this country does not come easy. Various historical events and law cases have helped us but the majority of these events have done the opposite. Classes which talk about topics such as oral history and immigration, many minorities and students who fall and relate to those categories are able to learn and teach others about the information …show more content…
I was born in Orizaba, Mexico in 1995 and both of my parents decided to migrate to the US for the chance of a better life and more jobs available for them. Whenever I think about our family migrating to California, I remember how this would not of happened if the Treaty of Guadalupe did not exist. Most lower US was Mexico’s territory, which the US took away from us unlawfully and did not keep promises to those residents who were Mexican residents prior to the change. This specific event changed the way the US saw Mexicans and the role they had in their previous Mexican states who were now US states and territory. This is the beginning of various events to come that affect minorities and eventually my families destiny and pathway to their …show more content…
But even though we and the privilege to receive the help, other problems came to mind for these students. Personally the though of leaving my family was not a choice, knowing that they still needed my help from translating to helping my dad with his construction business, it did not feel right leaving them for a better education. For many even with the financial help they still needed to take out loans which aren 't given so easily to us either. Others did not believe they were capable of taking these college classes and be considered a college student due to the level of learning we received in our schools. For me being given the privilege to attend such a prestige university I knew I was one of the few who were given this opportunity meaning that I would have to give back to my community instead of forgetting about them and living my life. For others they took this as their inspiration and decided to become young activist themselves and take over the recourses and people that would believe and help them to change laws that would favor a greater group of immigrants which would be our parents, and other young immigrants who might have a bad record or new to the

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