Immigration and Assimilation Article Review by Nicky

Immigration and Assimilation
A review of two studies on immigration and assimilation issues.
# 148538 | 982 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2011 in Sociology (Multiculturalism) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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The paper looks at a study by Takei on the anti-immigrant attitude in California, that explores the conditions responsible for the intolerance of foreign-born workers. The paper then discusses a study by Dawson that shows how the apparent assimilation in physicality and dress facilitates higher wages, less discrimination and less stress for female workers, but, having strong cultural ties to the Dominican community also results in stress reduction. The paper highlights the need for a support structure that facilitates the assimilation of immigrants in positive ways.

From the Paper:

"Social prejudices become more acceptable because of the public embrace of these policy initiatives, passed by the majority of the state. Interestingly, despite its reputation as a progressive state, California has often been the launching pad of quite socially regressive referendums regarding property taxes, immigration, and marriage reforms. These laws, suggest the authors, create a kind of state culture of popularly validated prejudice against immigrants. Of course, it could be argued that this type of anti-immigrant attitude permeates all of America. The Southwest may merely seem more prejudiced against immigrants because of geographical reasons and its higher population of immigrants."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Takei, Isao, Rogelio Saenz & Jing Li. (2009, February). The cost of being a Mexican non-citizens and being a Mexican immigrant in California and Texas.Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 31. 73
  • Dawson, Araujo (2008). Discrimination, stress, and acculturation among Dominican immigrant women. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 31.96.

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