A Home on the Field: To Understand
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” (Albert Einstein) The attitude towards immigration has been at odds in the United States for quite some time now. It is an issue that has been on the rise as one of the most discussed topics today in our nation’s society and brought to the forefront of public policy. For many experts, the defined way of describing the topic is believed as an “action of coming and settling into a country or region where one is not native” (Immigration). This definition may be true and convincing on the matter, but as for the individuals who have come into the United States as foreigners, the search and want of a new and better life where they can truly be free is basically the most essential component and understandable way to explain the term “immigration”. The matter can be defined in many ways from many different points of view, but what really comes with the defining of it are the various elements within the larger picture. Such elements that deal with questions as “How to deal with 12 million illegal immigrants?” and “How to make the border more secure?” are the contentious factors mainly focused on. However, there is a whole different aspect of the picture that most people do not realize or care to understand. Most analysis of immigration focus on how an immigrant impacts the country and the country’s culture, society, and economy, but there is a need for a different analysis to understand the individuals who make up the large picture of immigration that is causing uproar particularly in our nation. To fix the problem, one needs to first understand the people of these particular situations and their surrounding environment that influences their interactions and choices in life. Therefore, the communities that have expanded and changed based upon the newcomers explains many aspects of not only the area’s transition but how the immigrant has to become accustomed to the state of change and...
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