Immigration in America and the Challenges They Face

America is one of the top leading countries worldwide with a higher population of immigrants. In 2015 there were over 43 million immigrants living in the United States. This number has been growing steadily since 1965, when changes to immigration policy increased the numbers of immigrants from Latin American countries, especially Mexico. In fact, Mexico alone accounts for 28% of all immigrants in the United States.

Many people come to America for a better life. They are looking for freedom, opportunity, and the chance to make something of themselves. Immigrants all over the world face challenges when they arrive in their new country. This blog post will discuss some of the difficulties American immigrants face.

  1. Education

Educational opportunities vary in America. They depend on a family’s income, the education level of parents, and overall community support for schools. In many areas, underfunded or failing public school systems do not provide the same quality of education that other American students receive, creating an educational gap between immigrant children and their classmates. This is also true for immigrants who attend college. Many colleges and universities are very expensive, so many families do not have the financial resources to pay thousands of dollars for tuition or room and board. Moreover, Hispanic students often face obstacles that hinder their educational success such as language difficulties.

  1. Language Barrier

English is the primary language of America. Many immigrants come to this country knowing little or no English at all. This can be a major obstacle for people trying to find jobs, communicate with friends and family, learn more about their new county’s history and culture, etc. It may also cause some stress on children as they have to balance their family’s culture and heritage with the language of their new home.

  1. Assimilation

To fit into a new country, people often have to change their habits and customs. This can be difficult because many immigrants want to continue practicing the traditions of their culture or religion. However, some Americans feel that immigrants should try to assimilate as much as possible for them to succeed in America. Others argue that it is important for immigrants to hold onto their culture, as that is what they brought with them from their home country.

  1. Limited Employment Opportunities

Many immigrants come to America looking for work. Unfortunately, some of them are employed in low-paying jobs that American citizens do not want to take. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 20 million foreign-born workers were unemployed or underemployed in 2014. This means they either did not have a job at all or wanted more hours, so they took part-time jobs.

Another thing to keep in mind is that many immigrants are not paid fairly for their work. This means their employers may take advantage of them by paying low wages or forcing employees to work overtime without providing extra compensation.

  1. Housing Problems

Many immigrants find it difficult to find affordable housing. This can result from language barriers and a lack of knowledge about available resources such as government programs or low-cost public housing units. Some families live in crowded conditions or unsafe neighborhoods because they cannot afford better housing options for their families. Also, with low-paying jobs, immigrants have difficulty saving up for their own homes or apartments.

  1. Access To Services

Many immigrants face difficulties in accessing health care and other types of services. For example, many immigrant families do not have insurance or coverage that they need to pay for doctor visits or prescriptions. Those without legal status may not feel comfortable going to a hospital or clinic for fear of deportation.

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