Immigration: How It Affects Our Lives

Miski Mohamed

Abstract


Immigrant youth are often tasked with balancing the cultures of 2 different places, the culture of their heritage and American culture. While immigrant parents want their children to succeed and thrive in the United States, this often comes at the cost of losing important insight about the context and circumstances surrounding a family’s immigration journey. This youth author explains that acculturation, but not assimilation is important because learning and understanding the history of countries of origin helps to make more informed and conscious citizens.


Keywords


Somali American; youth; immigration

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2019.770

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