Foster High School
4242 S 144th St
Tukwila, WA 98168
November 7, 2016
Dear Future President,
The issue of immigration is important because immigration is beneficial for countries that need to maintain their population and economics.
According to migration policy institute, “The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014, according to ACS data. Between 2013 and 2014, the foreign-born population increased by 1 million, or 2.5 percent”.
According to NBC News, “And while immigrants only make up 16 percent of the workforce, they make up over 20 percent of dental, nursing and health aides and over 30 percent of all software developers. These figures, the report said, show that ‘“immigrants are a part of the top, middle and bottom of the economic ladder.”’
According to interaction consultants, “The challenge is on the parents to adapt and find reasonable strategies to support cultural expectations in view of the greater likelihood that their children will be affected and changed by the new host culture. It is less a question of whether the children will be changed by the host culture, but rather how and to what degree” (http://www.yoursocialworker.com/p-articles/immigrant-family-adaptation.pdf)
Immigrant families need to learn new culture. It’s huge worry for parent who immigrant here because in the future when they become grandmother and grandfather, their grandson or daughter will totally for about where they come from. As the generation goes on people will start forgetting about their ancestor.They will adopt to their new culture and they will used to it
The American dreams is still alive. The people all over the world are still hoping for freedom of speech, and to speak what they think is right or wrong.
This issue is important in my life because I came to the United States as a refugee and I also have a lot of experience on being an immigrant. I migrated from my country when I was around 10 years old. I didn’t know where I would go nor did I know where my mom was trying to go to. All I knew was how to play with dolls. That time I just played around with my friends. My family and I wondered around the country. We moved from my village to a place called Kalaymyo and I live there for almost two years. In 2009, I moved again to Burma because I didn’t know how hard it was to come to the United states. I also waited to get my passports for two and a half years.
I stayed in Burma for 2 years. When I finally turned 14, that’s when I became mature and understood more about life. That’s the time when I knew how hard it was to come to the United States. The place I am from, if you don’t have money you don’t eat. I now understand how hard life was for my family. I’m blessed because I have my father in the USA. He can send some money once a month. I see a lot of my neighborhood wandering around without money, they didn’t have food to eat. Living as a refugee in Burma wasn’t easy because we didn’t have enough money. Seeing your friends go to school, who are wearing school uniforms and you can’t go to school because you don’t have enough money.
Being a refugee is not a form of freedom but the American dream is the freedom that a refugee/immigrant waits for. Without that freedom they can’t do anything. The american dream has been fought for where the fight still continues. The people will fight till they got what they want. The American dreams is still alive and it will be alive forever. As long as the dream remains alive, many refugees/immigrants will have chances to fulfill their dreams.
Because of this issue, we need to make immigration easier. It’s not easy to come to the United States. Of the immigrants/refugees I know of, they waited a long time before they were able to come to the US because there are too many require documents.