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Kymberly Gurdon

November 5, 2017

Professor K.

English 103
You believe all the struggles and hardships faced by Jamaican immigrants would be resolve when they come to American, however, that’s wrong they are face with many barriers even when they are here. For example, securing work is a big one because they need money to live a successful life, raising children and helping them succeed in school, Securing housing and accessing services. Even though America is known for their “American Dream” fancy cars and huge houses that’s not always the case with immigrants that come to America.                                  Even though u learn and probably have all the knowledge for a certain career you still have to go through the process we have here in America , for example , having your high school diploma , a certain amount of college credits and experience. Most immigrants had a lot of education back in their country however the requirements here are sometimes different. Most immigrants that do come to America have to enroll back in school and do the whole learning process back over. In Monticello’s article “5 Ways to Adjust to American Culture,”

When I came to the U.S. for college, I suffered from a major case of “reverse culture shock.” Although I’m an American citizen, I hadn’t lived in the U.S. since I was 5 years old. I felt like I should feel at home here – after all, this is the country immigration officers see when they look at my passport. But whenever I listened to my American friends talk about their common childhood experiences, I couldn’t help but feel strangely alienated.

In that quote Montecillo explains the hardship of fitting in at school even though he met all the requirements in his country to attend college it was still hard for his when he got to a college in America. He felt challenged and overwhelmed with the language, work and school criteria that was given.

One of the biggest hardships for immigrants is raising a child to help them succeed in school.

With regards to school, parents often feel disappointed to see their children struggling to keep up in class, and many parents report bullying and discrimination as a result of cultural differences.  Kids tend to pick up English much faster than their parents. This throws off the parent-child dynamic, and you know that kids, especially teens, are going to use this to their advantage. (Nuñez)

Immigrant Parents of American children face a huge problem when helping their children in school because they do not have the right and good amount of education needed to help them. English is a major problem

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