Immigrants and Refugees in the USA
April 04, 2011
Immigrants and Refugees in the USA
One of the major sources of growth in the United States is due to the immigration. There is also a big culture change that the United States is going through because of immigration. Refugees in America does not have a big impact on culture as the immigration has, but refugees are settling in the United States and are becoming part of the culture. Refugees are those persons that are forced out of their country due to fear or because of personal safety because of political, military, or economic hardship (Aday, 2003). The immigrant is not forced out but rather believes that coming to America will have a better future for themselves and their families. What happens with all of the immigrants and refugees is that when they come to the United States they have their own customs on religion, cultural backgrounds and different behaviors that it does affect America in some way. Cultural changes are been accepted more and more because of the growth that immigrants have in the United States the data is has been risen every year. We can look at the immigration and refugees history in the United States to see that every year there the amount of immigrants and refugees is growing. According to book the U.S. Bureau of the Census reports indicates that every decade there is substantial increase on immigrants and refugees. Indicators1961-19701971-19801981-19901991-1998
Refugees 212,843 539,4471,013,620 914,989
If we look at the statistics the amount has immigrants has increased dramatically in the last 10 years around 7.6 million of immigrated persons in the United States (pg 52). This numbers reflect immigrants who has legal documents and are consider legal to live and work in the United States. The other side is that there is in addition estimated half-million persons who immigrated in the United States but don’t have any legal documents to live or work in the United States with the vast majority of whom were from Mexico (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1999e).
In the recent last three years the numbers has grown even more, here are the statistics: The Legal Permanent Resident Flow: Fiscal Years 2008 to 2010: 2010 2009 2008
New Arrivals 476,049 463,042 466,558
Adj of Status 566,576 667,776 640,568
The information is only for immigrant and not refugees and is based on new immigrants and immigrants that are changing their legal status (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010).
Refugees are not considered immigrants because they were initially admitted in the United States as refugees. Instead the refugees are allowed to seek permanent residence if they qualify for some type of Act established by the government like Cuban Refugee Act (1966), the Indochinese Refugee Act (1977), and the Refugee Parolee Act (1978), (Aday, 2005). Another Refugee Act of 1980, it defines refugees as asylees. There is a difference on Refugees and Asylees because Asylees can stay in the United States without a permanent residence with only an indefinitely temporary status and these people are allowed to work and live in the United States. But there are few differences then the refugees these people will not be allowed any type of medical government assistance like Medicaid. For this reason most of the asyless do change their status to refugees.
Depending on the years that the world is having the immigrants will come from that particular part of the globe. The highest area the immigrants come from is North America and second to North America is from Asia. There are other countries that immigrants and refugees comes from but not as notable as North America and Asia. For...
...Young PopulationPopulation age structure can have a significant impact on countries' stability, governance, economic development and the well-being of its people.
Reasons for Young Population:
* Recent decades of high fertility (births per woman) e.g. women in sub-Saharan Africa give birth to 5.5 children on average in their lifetimes. Uganda- very high fertility rate (6.7) and a high teenage pregnancy rate (25%)
* Teenage girls sell themselves for sex to earn money and end up getting pregnant.
* No awareness and use of contraception methods.
* Medical improvements in child survival, low mortality rates
* Family planning programs are not effective.
Uganda Population Pyramid for 1990 Age and sex distribution for the year 1990:
Uganda Population Pyramid for 2005 Age and sex distribution for the year 2005:
Uganda Population Pyramid for 2010
Age and sex distribution for the year 2010:
Uganda Population Pyramid for 2020
Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020:
Advantages of Youth Population (Once they reach the age of 20 yrs.+) :
* A large youth population in emerging economies represents a significant economic resource since a young working population can drive economic growth and offset the social costs of an ageing population. Between 2010-2030, India will add 241...
...SpecialPopulations Page 2
There were several specialpopulations that I found to be interesting. These populations include children with learning disabilities, overweight children, childhood diabetes, people with illnesses due to nervous system disorders, and abused women. After carefully looking at all these different topics I decided on people with illnesses due to nervous system disorders.
All thepopulations listed above have affected my life in one way or another. There is only one that I have to live with on a daily bases. I have an illness due to a nervous system disorder. Day by day I have to live with the effects o multiple sclerosis. The interest in this area comes from me wanting to know as much about this disease as possible. For me knowledge is power when it comes to multiple sclerosis. Learning as much about this illness as I can helps me to be able to stay healthy. In learning things about how to eat and exercise has slowed the progression of my illness. The knowledge that I have gained has prevented me from having an episode for eleven years.
When a person gets an illness like multiple sclerosis that person may feel like no one understands how they are feeling. Having multiple sclerosis I better understand the emotions that the person may be having. Many people try to say they understand how you are feeling but how can they if they do not have the...
...Running Title Head: SpecialPopulations
Children: The SpecialPopulation
July 11, 2007
For the population that I have reviewed would be the population of children. I have also looked into people with mental illnesses, but for some reason I keep coming back to the children. They are our future so we all have to do something to help them along their journey of life. May it be helping them with having health insurance, a good education, and food on the table, or just being there for them. The possibilities are endless, but the children need us.
I selected the population of children because of watching a program on the television about children needing to be adopted, support by others to have food and water. This just got me rolling to find out more information about the population of children and to find out what many children are missing. There are a few big issues that many children are not receiving and this is a major role to them, which is to be healthy. Insurance is a large thing that many families cannot afford; so many children are going with out medical attention at times. Also with health issues, many children out there are not getting the education that is needed. Of course, many children are being raised by single families or even by other family members, so it does take a toll on...
Critical Review #2
When talking about globalization, one cannot forget to mention population and migration. Population is one key to growth and success of a country. Where there is a booming economy or a country with future promise of development, there will be huge migration pushes. Migration is an integral component for human behavior and has been a non-stop subject since the dawn of man. However, in many countries overpopulation has changed everyday life for those whether its through conflict, democratization, development, famine, or trade, population growth will be cause conflicts in either a positive or negative way. Migration is one of the most important aspects to how a country develops and therefore is a key ingredient to how a country turns out as a whole.
Migration can be a positive change for any developing country, and who migrates is determined by the country itself and its needs. Men are more likely than women to migrate under ordinary circumstances because the number one reason for a person to migrate in today’s time is labor (Payne 237,238). For developing countries, this is a positive thing because the more people that migrate into that country, the more that country can develop. These “Pull Factors” are positive developments that attract people away from their homes (239). Pull factors can be a very powerful motivator, enough to cause immigrants to leave their homes for promise...
This work comprises BSHS 345 Week 4 SpecialPopulation Interview
Business - General Business
BSHS 345 Week 4 Individual Assignment SpecialPopulation Interview
Conduct an interview with someone from one of the following specialpopulations studied this week:
· African American
· Arab and Muslim American
· White ethnic
· Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
· Differently abled
Obtain faculty approval of your selected population.
Prepare interview questions that ensure your interviewee covers the following topics:
· The interviewee’s view of the dominant culture, including both strengths and weaknesses
· The interviewee’s experience with prejudice and what has he or she done to manage it
· What information the interviewee thinks would be important for a Human Service worker to know about their specialpopulation
· What services would be helpful to the interviewee’s specialpopulation in today’s society and in the future
· How language has affected the interviewee and their connection to their culture
· If the interviewee has experienced discrimination and how it has affected them physically or mentally
Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that provides an overview...
Vulnerable Immigrant Population: Social, Economic, and Psychological Issues
Vicky L. Minik
September 17, 2012
Vulnerable Immigrant Population: Social, Economic, and Psychological Issues
It is a difficult challenge for immigrants as they try to integrate with a new environment, new language, and a new socio-economic society. This paper will reveal the social factors that obstruct immigrants from integrating into society like; poor quality and type of education for themselves and their children, lack of secure jobs and poverty level, wages resulting in inadequate housing that is poor and overcrowded, mental issues such as depression, isolation from services that could assist them as well as cultural differences that may deter them from seeking service. To fully provide immigrants with the services they need, the United States needs to research the psychological and physical effects that predict the attitudes toward immigrants. By gaining more knowledge of those practices to support the policies and programs so that service care workers can carry out the appropriate interventions to meet the specific needs of the immigrant population. Selecting immigrants for this paper was reasoned with the high demands of needs for the proper care of their welfare when in the United States.
A century ago the revolution served as a promoter for immigration, providing the global economy with the...
...Ageing Population – A Key Trend If one were to take a look at the UK population, one would notice a few trends. For instance, many women are focusing on their careers and postponing pregnancies. There is also a lengthening of the life expectancy of individuals, brought about in part by better health care and technology. The combination of rising mortality improvement and decreasing fertility rates has paved the way for a demographic key trend to occur in the UK which is now experiencing and may very well continue to experience the effects of an ageing population. In a census taken in the UK in 1951, the reports showed that there were approximately .2 million people aged 85 and over. This represented over 0.4% of the entire population. By 2001, however, another census showed that this figure had increased to a little over 1.1 million people and 1.9% of the UK population. Analysis of the Ageing Population in the UK An analysis of the key trend of ageingin the population showed that many factors contributed towards this demographic phenomenon. Today, many people are focused on health and fitness as an important part of life, as there is a global emphasis on enjoying not just life, but the quality of life. Generally, without a net immigration to ease the situation, the plunge that the fertility rate has taken could leave the UK to face the fact that birth-rates are becoming...
created pressures for invasion by commercial enterprises
and apartments into lower density residential
leading edge of outward relocation often was led by
the affluent into scenic areas
In some older neighborhoods, concentrations of
poor persons have grown, so that unemployment,
poverty, crime, and inadequate preparation for school
sometimes lead to persistent social crises
During the 1960s,
two-thirds of suburban development occurred in a
sprawl, rather than in a compact, pattern
Gottdiener (1985) called this a multinucleated,
deconcentrated spatial form.
claimed to coin the term "postsuburban" to describe
"this new postsuburban spatial form."
referred to the largest commercial and office
concentrations as "edge cities". Knox (1994, p.
135) labelled these agglomerations "stealth cities",
because they typically lacked a local government and
even lacked a distinctive postal address despite their
Four factors explain exurbanization. They include
the continued deconcentration of employment and
the rise of exurban industrialization, the latent antiurban
and rural location preferences of U.S. households,
improving technology that makes exurban living
possible, and the apparent bias of policy favoring
exurban development over compact development."
Institutions such as
government centers, universities, and cultural facilities,
as well as aesthetic attractions such as...