The inflow of immigrants has distorted the United States immigration map in recent years. Huge numbers of immigrants are now found in new destinations across the Southern parts and in many suburban areas. As the US is populated with an influx of foreign settlers, signs of strain can be felt across as natives “feel that the immigrant workers are taking jobs away from them” according to Katz, et al (p. 67). Others also feel that the “newcomers who are non-English speakers will dominate and denigrate the American culture”.
The new reality however is dramatically sullen as recent findings expand the idea beyond the social mainstream. As immigrant lives are laid open to perusal, statistics reflects that the relevant rise during of immigrant population substantially rose during the 90’s. Historically, this was the period of “unprecedented growth” according to Katz where “both low and high skilled labor” enjoyed higher wages. Succeeding economic downturns has however created job problems to the lower-skilled immigrants as their economic lives are definitely challenged.
Studies and census reports revealed “that in Denver and Seattle, poverty rates for immigrants are twice that of natives at 18 and 14% respectively” while in “LA, more than one in five immigrants struggle with poverty compared to about one in six native-born residents” as added by Katz et al and supported by Census findings. This brings into consideration the different struggles immigrants have to undergo in their adoptive land. American Psychology American psychology and clever manipulations in the past had encouraged immigration as it catapulted itself into a world power after the World War.
Widespread belief had spun after decades of American intrusion into the lives of foreign countries, how America can offer a good future in a “land of promise”. As immigrants trickled in, newer gateways within the whole country were “established to accommodate an ever-growing immigrant population” while “older gateways like New York, San Francisco and Chicago positioned themselves to continue receiving new arrivals” (Katz, 67). Areas such as Las Vegas, Denver and Atlanta also began to open its doors to recent arrivals.
Immigrants particularly South Asians with difficulty found “themselves forced to adapt to integration measures in an increasingly diverse society” according to Renshon (p. 64). Renshon believes that this is the essence of an American Psychology forcing newcomers in the commitment it wishes to impose and embody for all where “foreign immigrants should adapt to the US as its adoptive country” (64). Findings on Immigrant Poverty In 2000 statistical surveys, findings “revealed that 14. 7 percent of foreign-born immigrants remain two-thirds higher than the native born rate” as revealed in Katz.
Many older gateways reflect a substantial 1 immigrant in every 6 native-born resident belong to poverty stricken and economically deprived. Many of these poverty-stricken immigrants are experiencing “degradation and poverty under deplorable conditions” according to Trueba (p. 141). “African-Americans are suffering in Texas, New York and Chicago” and premature births and still-birth is increasing due to certain inadequacies that Trueba sought to add. In some areas in the South, Trueba judges how schools seem littered and filled with unattended children in St. Louis that reflects that state of many immigrant communities are in.