The Immigration Experience:
University of Connecticut School of Social Work
Migration has contributed to the richness in diversity of cultures, ethnicities and races in developed countries. However, individuals who migrate experience multiple stresses that can impact their mental well-being, including the loss of cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems, adjustment to a new culture and changes in identity and concept of self. “Migration is defined as any permanent change in residence. It involves the ‘detachment from the organization of actives at one place and the movement of the total round of activities to another” (Drachman, Kwon-Ahn, Paulino, 1996, p. 627).Many influences can determine migration and why people migrate to where they do. One important theory that contributes to this idea of migration is the push-pull theory. The push-pull theory says that some people move because they are pushed out of their former location, whereas others move because they have been pulled, or attracted, to another location. “Push factors are generally negative, such as poor economic conditions, lack of opportunity, discrimination, political oppression, and war. Whereas pull factors are generally positive, such as better economic opportunity, political freedom, and favorable reception toward immigrants” (Potocky-Tripodi, 2002, p. 13). In order to understand the resettlement and adaption of immigrants in a host country, it is critical to examine all aspects of an immigrant migration path. In light of this phenomenon is significant to understand this process through the lens of three stages of migration: premigration and departure, transit, and resettlement. Theses stages can serve as an ongoing frame of reference for evaluation and comparing their current experience in the host country. “The stage of migration framework provides a context for understating and helping immigrants families and individuals by linking the migration experiences in the original and intermediate countries with experiences in the country of destination” (Drachman, Kwon-Ahn, & Paulino, 1996, p. 627). Using this framework an interview was conduct to analyze the human experiences of migration in attempt to further gain insight on immigrant who take into account not only their economic needs but also social and cultural differences, which may or may not be accepted. For the privacy of the interviewee, the name Ms. Stephenson will be disclosed for the purpose of confidentiality. Ms. Stephenson is a 52 year old woman whom resides in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Stephenson country of origin is Haiti. Ms. Stephenson is of Catholic faith. Ms. Stephenson is well–educated women who received her bachelors Human Rights and Humanitarian Policies from Columbia University in New York City. Upon graduating Ms. Stephenson obtained a job as a Bi-lingual Case Manager. Ms. Stephenson moved to Connecticut in 2002 to work closely with the Haitian population in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Stephenson is married with three children. Ms. Stephenson would consider herself to be middle class. Ms. Stephenson distinguished herself as a Haitian-American. Premigration and Departure Stage
The premigration and departure stage consist of the decision-making process to leave one’s origin country to move to another. This entails loss of family and social environment. “Separation from family and friends, the act of leaving a familiar environment, decision regarding who is left behind, life threating circumstances, and loss of significant others are some of the issue individual face in this stage” (Drachman & Pine, 2005, p. 545). Ms. Stephenson comes from a blue collar middle class family. Her father worked in construction and her mother was a school teacher. Ms. Stephenson states, “Education is very important in my family. My parents always worked hard to pave a brighter future for us”. Ms. Stephenson did not...
Interviewer: Good Afternoon Haley, today I’m with Stanley Manjarres who has his own immigration story.
Interviewer: Hello Stanley how are you?
Stanley: I’m good thank you
Interviewer: So tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do for a leaving.
Stanley. I’m from Venezuela and I’m an engineer. I have a wife also 3 lovely daughters who’ve always supported me. I also came to Canada by myself so without any of my family members came with me or were here before.
Interviewer: So why is that you wanted to make a living in Canada?
S: Well, there are a lot of things actually like more professional job opportunities, high security standards, and a society with solid values. I also really enjoy the fact that you can have your family right beside you the whole time.
I: So what is it about the family thing you like but didn’t you come to Canada by yourself first?
S: For me, it was important to come to Canada on my own and prepare for my family to join me. It was lonely to be without them during that time, but it helped that I met many amazing people, including many newcomers like me. Having a supportive family is essential when making such a big move. Our transition has been successful in large part because of the support of my wife and my daughters. Their support and their happiness mean everything to me.
I: So how did you first apply for immigration? Did you come as an economic...
...Immigration in biology leads to genetic variation and higher survival levels. When one talks of immigration, now concerns of economy and living arrangements are the first thoughts that pop in the minds of many. Social and economical positions are extremely intertwined with the concept of immigration. Immigration leads to higher rates of competition in the economy which leads for businesses to have higher output levels, in turn giving room for more workers to be hired. Immigration also leads to more social diversity. More cultures are placed into areas with hundreds if not thousands of other cultures and soon the society becomes greatly diverse. Looking into the past, immigrant workers were responsible for the construction of this nation. This is indeed a nation built off the sweat of immigrant workers from the world over. Immigrants have given enough to this nation to be recognized as key aspects of this nation’s past. Through the process of immigration this nation has grown and expanded. Immigration has been a powerful worker in the creation of this nation and will be discussed as such.
In biology organisms of the same species live within the same living habitats. They share the same needs and do not shun those who live in their habitats. Most organisms live with an understanding that working together will ensure survival. That is the understanding that if one were to exclude themselves from their pack then one would have a lower...
...The positive side of Immigrations
Many people from all over the world move to America and this number of immigrants in the America has steadily grown. Shockingly, “the number of immigrants living in U.S. increased by 2.4 million” (A Nation of Immigrants). They are moving to United State because of the amenities that it has. They leave everything behind for that “American dream”. Those dreamers come to America looking for new opportunities, freedom, better lifestyles, etc. They are looking for the things that they didn’t have in their countries, so they come here to get more opportunities and be successful. According to John B. Judis, The author “Border War” “Mexicans and other Latinos are willing to pay the coyotes, because they hope to find well-paying jobs in the United States.” They are looking for better job and opportunities to make a comfortable life for their families. Although some people argue that immigrants are destroying our society and have many disadvantages for U.S., in fact they help United State to grow economically, educationally, culturally, and keeps America progressing, so we need to attract more immigrants to our land to make America more powerful.
One of the most important advantages of the immigrants is that they help our economy. Many Americans complain that immigrants take their jobs. However, what they do not realize that the jobs...
...Running head: CULTURAL INTERVIEW OF A BRAZILIAN IMMIGRANT
Cultural Interview of a Brazilian Immigrant
Olga V. Moreira
Florida International University
The purpose of this interview is to obtain ideas and opinions of a Brazilian immigrant to the United States of America on various aspects of the Brazilian culture and its relation to healthcare. Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence, which uses both primary and secondary characteristics of culture, will be used to guide the interview format and questions in relation to (a) high risk behaviors, (b) spirituality and (c) health care practices.
Overview and Topography
Brazil is a vast country rich in natural resources and beauty in the continent of South America. Located in the east-central coast of South America, it is the largest country in South America occupying nearly half the continent. Brazil’s topography is vast with its most priceless treasures inarguably being the Amazon Rain Forest. The Amazon River and its components attribute to two fifths of the country with the Amazon Basin making up 40% of the continent of South America (“Brazil”, n.d.). The Portuguese settlers were the first to arrive in Brazil and quickly found they were not alone, discovering the many tribes of natives that called Brazil their home for hundreds and maybe even thousands of years. These Portuguese settlers were...
Unit 3: Compensation Specialist Interview
HA530: Human Resources for Healthcare Managers
Professor Peter Cruise
For this project I interviewed Master Sergeant Dawn Roznos, Health Profession Recruiter, and USAF. Her job is to recruit medical professionals for the Air Force. She focuses on recruiting registered nurses, nurse PR actioners, clinical psychologists, social workers, public health specialists; board certified medical doctors, dental specialists and health care administrators. While her specialty is nursing, she was able to get me the information for all of the above fields.
Wages and salaries for these fields are determined by Congress and the Secretary of Defense. This is reviewed on a fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 31. These rates are posted and are determined by both pay grade and time in services (years in the military). The rank is given by education level and experience level. The highest rank for somebody to start at is O-4.
Bachelors degree and under 2 years experience is equal to O-1 or officer first level
Masters degree and under 4 years experience is equal to O-2 or officer second level
Doctorate degree and under 11 years experience is equal to O-3 or officer third level
Over 11 years experience is equal to O-4 or officer fourth level
An example of how this would be if I were to re-enlist after I get my degree, I would start out as...
Professor Arlene Trillanes
Systems Analysis Design and Prototyping 1
Banto, Aaron-O-Niel S.
Esguerra, Jaqueline Joy A.
Zaldivar, Janine T.
2st Semester 2012
Company Name: J-Rinc Enterprises Corporation
Data Founded: January 8, 2002
Office Address: Unit 207-208 2nd Floor J & F Kingsville Commercial Arcade, Marcos High-way Brgy. Mayamot, Antipolo City
TeleFax Nos: 645-3040/280-0843/280-1818
WareHouse Address: Lot17, Blk.3 Phase 2, Town & Country Executive Village, Antipolo City
Bank Reference: Allied Bank-Marikina Branch;
BDO-Sumulong, Marcos Hi-Way
J-Rinc Enterprises Corporation, a Filipino owned & manages Company; is the representative & distributor of lighting fixtures in the Philippines. Basically, it is a trading & marketing company dealing in a wide variety of electrical System, lightings fixtures for brewery, institutional, restaurants, pharmaceutical telecommunication, semi-conductor & commercial industries.
J-Rinc first introduced lighting fixtures in 2002 buoyed by its early success in the local market. After (1) year J-Rinc expanded its operations & product lines in 2002, were introduced on its operations, innovation, quality, reliability, & services; are the most important principles of our business philosophy. Detailed market researchers allow us to recognize trends at an early stage. Complying wit...
Do you feel you are capable of having a successful interview? Webster defines an interview as “a formal consultation usually to evaluate qualifications (Webster). Dictonary.com defines an interview as “a formal meeting in which one ore more persons questions, consult, or evaluate another person” (dictionary.com). Technology today has changed the scope of a successful interview. A successfulinterview contains five key components; knowledge of the importance of an interview, preparation of questions, appropriate dress, interview etiquette, and history of interviews.
An interview is considered the most important part of the hiring process. Why do we have interviews? Before accepting applications for a position, businesses have a list of qualifications each applicant must meet in order to fill the open position. They then begin to weed out applications that do not fit their qualifications. From there they begin the interviewing process (employment). The hiring process provides “could be “employees with their best opportunity to inquire about various aspects of the company’s operations and expectations. Most interviews will last between 30-60 minutes. This gives the interviewer enough time to evaluate the applicant and make a wise decision. They use interviews to...
October 15, 2013
I conducted my interview with Rebecca Nault, preschool teacher at Learn Charter school. The interview took place on site in Ms. Nault’s directors office on October 4th at 11:45 pm while her students were down for a nap. Ms. Nault was very forthcoming with information, so I decided to ask her all twenty of my interview questions. During myinterview, there were only a couple of instances were she would not expound on her answer. After the interview concluded, Ms. Nault thanked me for taking the time to interview her and having interest in the field of education.
1) What is your name?
Tell me a little about your background
“I graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies and Erikson Institute with a MS in Child Development. I was a Developmental Therapist for a few years, then joined Teach For America in 2010. I have been teaching the same grade at the same school since then.”
2) What is your impression of the field of Early Childhood Education?
“I think it is an unappreciated field, and a field that works with children at the most impressionable time in their development. More people need understand the value of Early Childhood Education and help develop the teachers and staff that work with children at this age.”
3) What have you...