The United States Essay

1281 Words Oct 11th, 2016 6 Pages
The United States have always been considered the land of opportunity, and freedom from those that live abroad. Plus being a new nation with many untapped resources, it can create wonderful opportunities for those that may not have access to opportunities, or resources in their own homeland. Many of these people take huge risks to give their families a better chance at life than they themselves had. Even though the United States have been known to be accepting of immigrants; yet that may not be the case, if history has taught anything it’s that the acceptance of immigrants into the country has never been widely accepted by the population. Yet that still does not deter people from coming to this country looking for refuge, or better opportunities for their families. One such group is the Vietnamese. From the end of World War II, they were a country under the rule of others, and lived under horrible conditions. This would incite rebellions, and eventually divide the country into two. These plus other factors would cause three waves of refugees from Vietnam from 1975 to 1991. Many of these refugees would seek and be granted asylum due to their affiliation with the United States during this time. Like many other groups that have immigrated to the United States, they had their own cultural beliefs that differentiated them from people in the United States. Such as their religion. A majority Vietnamese practice Buddhism, which is also the largest religion in Eastern Asia. (Dinh…

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