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Immigrant Groups in America
Words: 1524 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 95915204
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The U.S. was formed by immigrants: they came from Europe—from England, Germany, Poland, Ireland, France, Italy, and many other countries. Later on, they began coming in from Asia, and then from Mexico—particularly during the 20th century when the Bracero Program was put into effect by the U.S. federal government to help ensure that the fields were taken care of while the men were off fighting in WW2 (Calavita 1992). This paper will compare and contrast the experiences of major immigrant groups in America and discuss the factors that account for their success or continued challenges. It will also analyze the issue of what should be the goal—whether immigrants should incorporate or assimilate—and why.
The Chinese
Chinese immigrants came over to the U.S. in the 19th century and went to work in the mines and on the railroads out West, laying track and laboring intensely under…

Austin, A. 2004. From Concentration Camp to Campus. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Bartoletti, Susan C. 2001. Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin.
Calavita, Kitty. 1992. Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the I.N. S. New York, NY: Routledge.
Domhoff, Bill. (1982). Jews in the Protestant Establishment. New York, NY: Praeger.
Hafetz, J. 2012. “Immigration and national security law: Converging approaches to state power, individual rights, and judicial review.” ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, 18(3):628.

journey to America
Words: 1682 Length: 6 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 65695761
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The journey to America was different for all types of immigrants. Some came from Asia, some from Europe, some from Latin America. Each faced unique hardships and challenges along the way. For some it was an experience filled with trauma, and for others it was an experience filled with hope. This paper will compare and contrast the experiences of six different readings by six different immigrants to explore the nature of the journey to America that each immigrant experienced.
From Vietnam
Vo Thi Tam tells the story of emigrating to America as one of the many “boat people” who fled the Communist takeover of South Vietnam following the pullout of American troops at the end of the Vietnam War. As a refugee, the immigration process was fraught with perils: the threat of pirates at sea, the threat of starvation or death from dehydration, the threats from others who did not…

Works Cited
Antin, Mary. “The Promised Land.” Emerging Voices: Readings in the American Experience. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.
Bradford, William. “Of Their Voyage.”
Davis, Marilyn. “Crossing the Border.” Emerging Voices: Readings in the American Experience. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.
Mukherjee, Bharati. “Jasmine.” The Middleman and Other Stories. Grove Press, 1988.
Njeri, Itabari. “Coming to America.” Emerging Voices: Readings in the American Experience. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.
Tam, Vo Thi. “From Vietnam.” Emerging Voices: Readings in the American Experience. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

Trump Travel Ban
Words: 826 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 872451
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The Trump Era travel ban has ruffled a lot of feathers. People suggest the travel ban goes against the rights of U.S. citizens, residents, and people on visa. President Donald Trump’s actions has led to fierce criticism on both the Republic and Democratic sides as well as bring about legal challenges. Many Americans agree that the temporary banning of refugees and immigration from specific countries is wrong. They agree because they feel it is not necessary in guaranteeing the safety of the United States. While the travel ban allows some Americans to feel safe during an age where terrorism dominates, it creates racial tension and hatred; additionally, banning certain countries or immigration has been done in the United States before, showing a dark side to the nation.
Terrorism is a prevailing topic across the globe. From London to France, terrorism and immigration problems have generated an uneasy atmosphere that has…

Works Cited
Foley, Frank. Countering Terrorism in Britain and France: Institutions, Norms and the Shadow of the Past. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Gyory, Andrew. Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Hanrahan, Mark, and Jessica Wang. \\"Number of Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Western Europe Increasing, Data S.\\" U.S, 12 July 2017, Accessed 16 Dec. 2017.
Oshima, Shotaro. \\"Why the 1920s U.S. Ban on Japanese Immigrants Matters Today.\\" HuffPost, 22 Dec. 2015, Accessed 16 Dec. 2017.
Seonnichsen, John. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. ABC-CLIO, 2011.

Irish Woman Immigrant
Words: 706 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Letter Paper #: 66494339
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October 23, 1890
Dearest Mother:
When I arrived on the shores of the United States, I was naturally apprehensive about the stories I had heard about signs proclaiming “No Irish Wanted.” Fortunately, things have changed a great deal since my cousin Barney emigrated here thirty years ago. There are many Irishmen and women in respectable positions. Many Irish also fought in the American Civil War and attainted positions in government afterward. Being Irish is no longer a shame.
I counted myself very fortunate to find a position as a maid in the house of Mrs. A. I was able to secure my position through the use of an employment, or intelligence agency, and was told I was very lucky to be employed by as wealthy a family as the As, because my duties would be comparatively lighter than a girl in a family who could afford only a few servants.…

Asylum Seekers in Europe
Words: 532 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 30124093
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Partially satisfied; though the study does not state it as a research question specifically, it does provide the focus, intent and purpose of the study in the first paragraph of the study. However, there are a series of questions that are posed at the end of the first section—and it is unclear as to whether or not these questions should be taken as the specific research questions that the study will address or if they are just being posed rhetorically to help frame the importance of the study.
Core concepts:
Not satisfied; the study’s core concepts could be more explicitly defined. The term “gender gap” should be explained more fully along with the concepts of “fleeing the home” and being an “asylum seeker”—why are they fleeing, where are they going, what is the reason for this phenomenon (is it geopolitical, economic, sociological, religious?). Likewise, what they seeking asylum from? What…