U.S.-born children with immigrant parents
Jia Lu Chen
New York University
There are lots of different types of families in America because of its diversified culture. Children grew up in different families may be influenced by different elements including family, education, community and so on. U.S.-born children with immigrant parents are facing much more challenges from the very beginning of their life than children with American parents. The society which as a whole system includes several layers impactng each other and influenceing children living in it. However, when these children who have immigrant parents grow up, they will become the subject of this society. Their subject value will become the whole society’s subject value. When considering how these children will develop in the future, we are also looking into the future of our society. Keywords: immigrant, family, education, community, society
U.S-Born Children with Immigrant Parents
Salina, who lives in Los Angeles and is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, is one of the sixteen children in the video. Since she was born in Los Angeles, Salina speaks fluently English, but from many other parts she is still special from those native-Americans. (Age 7 in America, 1991) To study a child’s development, we should look at not only the child and her immediate environment but the interaction of the larger environment as well. In this paper, we may look at Salina’s development within the context of relationships from her environment which is divided into four different layers. These complex layers all have different effect on a child’s development. Furthermore, changes within these layers may also ripple throughout other layers. Four Layers that Influence Development of Children
The first layer: family and family education. As part of the first layer, family and family education have the strongest influence on the development of children. Family. As a typical immigrant country, America has immigrants from different parts of the world. “According to the 2000 Census, 1 of every 5 children in the United States was a child of immigrants- that is, either a child who is an immigrant or who has at least one immigrant parent.” (Shields &Behrman, 2004, p. 4) The new Chinese immigrants include the immigrants from mainland China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Macao, and the second immigrants of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia since 1950s. The increasing new Chinese immigration is significant not only for the development of overseas Chinese society, but also for the relationships between different countries and their international immigration policies regarding race and ethnicity. Families with immigrant parents are faced with several changes. The act of immigration may provide families with higher income, but as they are living in a totally new country, immigrant parents have to work much harder to earn their socioeconomic status, which means they may spend more time on work and less time on their children. (Lesser & Pope, 2010) “I watching TV during weekends, because there is nobody to play with,” Salina answered when the director asked her what she usually does during the weekend. (Age 7 in America, 1991) This answer reflects that Salina’s parents did not spend much time with their daughter even during weekends, and which made the child feel really lonely and feel the loss of a major source of security which should be provided by their parents. Another problem reflected by this answer is that the changes in social networks may also influence the family. (Lesser & Pope, 2010) In the country of origin, most immigrants had their own social net-work with their relatives and friends. However, after moving into a new environment, they have to create a totally new net-work. Therefore, the parents do not only have to spend more time on work but also on creating and establishing relationships with people in the...
...provided by the United States government to any school age children, immigrants both legal and illegal continue to be attracted to the United States, migrating in an attempt to provide better opportunities for their families and themselves. As the number of illegal immigrants living in the United states continues to rise and the percentage of illegal immigrant households which consist of children also continues to rise, it is important for the American government to examine the effect that these illegal children are having on the United States public education system. How educators and policymakers address the increasing diversification of the population will ultimately determine the stability of communities in the future.In order to produce a more effective public education system for students as a whole, it is important for the government examine the effects of the influx of immigrant students and learn to address the issues in a more productive way.Americans must ask themselves and answer the question, “How should the government better manage the influx of undocumented immigrantchildren in the public education system?”
In 1982, the supreme court case Plyler v. Doe, ruled “that public schools were prohibited from denying immigrant students access to a public education. The Court stated that undocumented children have...
...communication, trust and respect influences how a family functions.
Respect is another huge issue for the parents and kids in The Veldt. One instance of this would be the kids louring their parents into a trap and eventually killing them. This obviously shows a lack of respect and mental health on the kids behalf. I don't think the parents much respected their children either, they showed this by threatening to turn off the nursery and even the whole house without even discussing it with the kids. The family doesn't function as a family but more like a couple. The parents being the man, who thinks he's in control and dishes out the orders and the children being the woman who really has the man whipped even though he still thinks he's in charge. Respect in Penny in the Dust on the other hand could not be better. Peter shows an incredible amount of respect to his father, almost to the point where he i
An Essay on Parent/Child Relationships
The misunderstandings between parents and their children have gone back as far as there have been families. Two good examples of this can be found in The Veldt by Ray Bradbury and Penny in the Dust by Ernest buckler. The differences in parenting methods are quite plain to see when looking at communication, trust and respect.
In The Veldt communication is definitely lacking in the sense that the family never...
Climbing For The American Dream
America has been struggling to find the answer to solve, and slow down the rate of illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico. As each year passes, the number of illegal immigrants continues to increase. As of today, half of America's population is full of illegal immigrants from Mexico. If America wants to decrease these numbers, other actions must be made besides building a wall between America and Mexico.
The U.S. department of Homeland Security has built a five meter high, seven hundred mile long wall along the border of America and Mexico, in act of slowing down illegal immigrants looking for work, and putting a stop to drug smuggling. The remaining thirteen thousand miles of border, are protected by surveillance cameras that are monitored every day. For some, this may sound like a great plan, but the number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the border, outnumber border patrol officers by a lot. With this being said, the number of illegal immigrants and drug trafficking brought into the U.S. continues to grow (Guardian News and Media Limited. Guardian. G.N.M.L, 2012. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.).
Illegal immigrants still find ways to reach American soil not caring if they are seen, or caught in the act of doing so. Some are just simply running across the dessert, and sneaking past the...
...Use of Native Languages in Immigrant Families.
Because of many political processes, and economic reasons in different countries, many people have to leave their native countries and settle down in new places. Of course, they bring knowledge of their first language and culture. In their home, their children should acquire the new language and assimilate into the new culture. In addition, people have a possibility to retain native language in their families. Unfortunately, the majority of immigrantchildren have a tendency not to learn their parents language. They can’t speak this language, and, obviously, they don’t know how to read or write. These facts bring many people to the next question. Should immigrantparents speak their native language with their children? Here are some reasons why immigrantparents should teach their children their native language.
First of all, knowledge of parents’ native language is the only effective tool for communicating with all their relatives. It is some kind of a bridge with relatives, who are the closest people in their lives. It is important to have a relationship with distant family that might be still in the country of origin. Moreover, children can visit the grandparents’ house, and they can communicate with them without any problems. For example, I...
...IN STATE TUTION BREAKS TO CHILDREN FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Each year there are uncountable numbers if students who face numerous problems to attain the higher education,as of higher out state fees and negative prospects for employment.north Carolina education authority estimate about fifteen hundred children of illegal immigrants graduate from high school each year. These students have fewer opportunities for higher education and piles pf barriers to attend a college with out in state fees. The urban institute estimate that each year about 65 thousand children of illegal immigrants who live in the U.S for five years or longer graduate high schools. Among them many students are not allowed to attain higher education of being undocumented ans some could not pay fees as not being in state fees applied to them.
The dream act will show a path to those illegal immigrants and children of illegal immigrant to make themselves legalize and who are in U.S. Since years or whom are brought young by their parents as well as whom are born here spend their most of the lives here. It will also make provision which limits the way in which state wish to provide in state tuition to undocumented residents, may structure such laws, by requiring them to provide the same benefits to eligible students who do not...
...Ernesto J Valladares
EH 102 2EA
Articles on Illegal Immigrants
The system in which to integrate illegal immigrants is weak, and has been held off for to long. Because the Dream Act has been held off for so long it has not progressed and adapted as it should have already done. In my essay “The Dream” I explained a plan to improve the Dream Act for the years lost. The articles, “Children of IllegalImmigrants”, “Children of Illegal Immigrants Struggle when parents are deported”, “Lawmakers should pass the Dream Act” help to support my idea.
The article “Children of Illegal Immigrants” talks about the percentage of children of illegal immigrants that were born in the United States and the rights of citizenship given to them by the Fourteenth Amendment. It then mentions a state that is extremely against integration, Arizona. Arizona’s senator even went as far as to say that the 14th Amendment should not apply to the children of illegal immigrants that where born here, he says the Amendment was only meant for African Americans and that “It’s got to be fixed”(Wall Street Journal). The Amendment states that anyone born in the United States is a legal citizen with every right as any other citizen. If the rest of the...
...ImmigrantBornChildren Deserve Rights
In the United States today someone can become a citizen through the process of being born to parents with American citizenship or simply being born on U.S. soil. These two processes stem from the ideals of jus soli and jus sanguinis, each latin for right of soil and right of blood, respectively. But childrenborn to unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. comprise a different category. An estimated 340,000 or 8% of the 4.3 million babies born in the United States in 2008 were children to illegal aliens (Passel and Taylor 1). Being born on US soil the notion of jus soli applies, automatically making the childrenU.S. citizens, despite their parents’ illegality. Some feel that these children are undeserving of their citizenship, and should be stripped of their rights as citizens and deported with their parents. This is an unjust belief that causes developmental harm to children and strips them of their rights as American citizens.
In 1868 following the Civil War the 14th amendment to the constitution was ratified. The amendment states,
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of...
...This couple got married last august, and her family was pissed off because of racial differences. Do race and ethnicity matter when it comes to marriage? Nowadays race is not considering important factor. In the U.S one out of seven couples are mixed-race (Pew Research Center). This trend can also see in Hollywood and politics. President Obama
. The couple married last august, and her family has warmed up to her husband despite their racial differences. Do race and ethnicity matter when it comes to marriage? Apparently, race is mattering less these days. One out of seven new marriages in the U.S is interracial or interethnic (Pew Research Center). Couples pushing racial boundaries have become commonplace in the U.S, a trend that is also noticeable in Hollywood and politics. President Obama is the product of a black father from Africa and a white mother from Kansas. But not everyone is willing to accept mixed-race marriages. However, studies show that support for interracial marriages is stronger than in past, especially among the Millennial generation. Among 18 to 29 years old, about 85 percent accept interracial marriages according to a Pew Study published in February. Marrying outside of one’s race or ethnicity is most common among Asians and Hispanics, two immigrants group that have grown tremendously. About 16 percent of African-Americans overall are in an interracial marriages, but it is most common for...