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The New York-based group conducted a comprehensive study of 1, randomly selected immigrants to the United States. Today," are reported below.
The survey was offered in English and Spanish. The margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points. The sample is drawn from two sources: In addition, 13 in-depth interviews were conducted with immigration experts in academia, public policy, law, and community outreach.
One of the most surprising findings from the research is how insistent immigrants are that learning English is critical for their success. Focus group discussions made it clear that this conviction is driven by pragmatism and the desire to be understood.
Fully 85 percent say it is hard to get a good job or do well in this country without learning English; only 12 percent say it is easy.
Some immigrants also see learning English as an ethical obligation. Nearly two in three 65 percent say "the U. By a substantial 63 percent to 32 percent margin respondents believe that "all public school classes should be taught in English" rather than that "children of immigrants should be able to take some courses in their native language.
Only 37 percent of immigrants say they already had a good command of English when they came to the United States. Among Mexican immigrants the number drops to seven percent; among Caribbean immigrants it goes up to 58 percent. Of immigrants who knew only enough English to get by or did not speak it at all upon arrival, 29 percent now speak mostly English at home and another 31 percent speak English and their native language about equally.
Almost half 47 percent have taken classes to improve their language skills. And 49 percent of those who came with limited or no English proficiency say they can now read a newspaper or book in English very well. Strong Work Ethic Immigrants show deep commitment to the work ethic, once again reflecting a historically prized American value.
A large majority 73 percent think it is "extremely important" for immigrants "to work and stay off welfare. In the survey, eight in 10 81 percent say, "a person has to work very hard in this country to make it — nobody gives you anything for free.
In light of these attitudes toward work, it is not surprising that most of the survey respondents work and that few rely on public aid. Almost seven in 10 69 percent immigrants were working full time, part time, or were self-employed at the time of the survey. Only 18 percent report that they or their families had received food stamps.
Fewer 10 percent say they had received donations or free services from a charity or church. In contrast, more than three in four 76 percent have volunteered their time or contributed money to a community organization or church. Only four percent report health insurance coverage through Medicaid; 60 percent have private health insurance, nine percent are covered through Medicare.
Twenty-two percent reported having no medical insurance.Aug 25, · Since Mexicans are the largest national-origin group of undocumented immigrants in the United States, looking back at the case of Mexico can help provide a .
Why do you think million of people move each year to the United State? Is it for better jobs or as a lot of people see America the “Land of Opportunity.” Many people come to America for a better life.
Immigration is when people come to a country of which one is not from. Some people enter t. People immigrated to America for a variety of reasons, most of which involved seeking personal, religious or economic freedom. The largest reason for immigration, however, was poverty.
Why do immigrants come to United States of America? Immigrants chose to come for various reasons, such as to live in freedom, to practice their religion freely, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children.
Americans would have very different perceptions of immigrants. American citizens. One of the biggest reasons why do immigrants come to America is for better job opportunities, to make more money, and better support their family.
America has always been a land of opportunity and immigrants come to America to get better jobs or pursue their dreams. Why people migrate: 11 surprising reasons. Share Share Tweet Email. By Christina Nuñez and Erica Sanchez. Dec. 4, For this reason, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why different groups of people choose to immigrate.