The Impact of Immigration on American Society:
So, Todd, what about the situation with immigration in the United States? Is it similar to Italy or different? Actually, from what you're saying it sounds really similar. So yeah, it's kind of a big problem. I have a question, please. I understand that a lot of the population, they are actually from South America or Central America.
Do people now start to teach Spanish at schools? Actually, the language is Immigration and america controversial. We are taught Spanish actually, but they do a very bad job. Most people can't speak Spanish.
But most of the immigrants actually, I think that come to the U. The first generation struggles, but always the second generation, their children, become bilingual rather quickly, so even though we try to learn Spanish, I think the fact is in reality people that come to America, just learn English really quickly.
One more question please. When a foreigner comes to the United States and finds a job.
He get a job, he has the same amount of money he can earn as an American or not? I don't think you can discriminate pay for a lower paying job whether you're an American or not. I think most Employers probably pay the same wage, but what happens is is only people that are new to the country often will take certain jobs.
So, for example maybe you know work as janitors or work in fast food companies or maybe farm work, sometimes construction. The pay is not that great, so they offer a really low wage so only people that just arrive to America or immigrants will apply for the job.
So it is kind of a problem because some people think if there weren't so many people coming into the country, then people that were born in the country would apply for the those jobs and be paid more, so it's a very controversial thing.
But in reality, in terms of history economically, the country was built on foreign labor coming in so, you know, that's just a fact.
The country was developed by having immigrants come into the country so economically it's very important I think. Alright, thank you very much Todd.
Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson struggles Your browser does not support the audio element. The first generation struggles. Here, the speaker is talking about the struggle to learn a new language. As a kid I was good at English, but I had to struggle with math.
The runner struggled the last kilometer, but finished the race. The second generation becomes bilingual First generation means families who first immigrate to a new country. Many second generation immigrants are bilingual. You cannot discriminate pay for a lower wage.
To discriminate means to treat a person or group worse than another because of race, gender, religion, or nationality. Notice the sample sentences: In some countries it is OK to discriminate pay based on level of education.
People would apply for those jobs.
If you apply for something such as a job, you fill in a form to give an organization information about you and to show interest in joining. The country was built on foreign labor. In early American history, many workers were foreign immigrants who worked for little, or in the case of slaves, no money.
The country was built on their labor.
The store chain was built on the idea of fast service for customers. Her successful business was built on many hours of hard work.
Answer the following questions about the interview.Foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States must first obtain an immigrant visa.
This is the first step to becoming a lawful permanent resident. Immigrating to the United States is an important and complex decision.
In this section, you will learn about who may immigrate to. Unete a la Lucha. Ayúdanos a lograr la reforma migratoria integral por unirte a nuestra red de activistas-ya más grande que 1 millón de personas. Únetenos en la lucha para justicia y un sistema de inmigración razonable y humano.
Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens.
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Immigration to North America began with Spanish settlers in the 16th century, and French and English settlers in the 17th century. In the century before the American revolution, there was a major wave of free and indentured labor from England and other parts of Europe as well as large scale importation of slaves from Africa and the Caribbean.