Blog Assignment #6- The Myth of the Melting Pot


Immigration in Today's World


Immigration in Today's World by Facing History and Ourselves
Write down three mains point made by Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, John R. Bowen, and Sir Keith Ajegbo 
  • Define Immigration based on watching the video.
In essence, evaluate the main idea of Gjeltan's article. Develop a 2-3 sentence statement communicating the main ideas of the article.
Develop 2 main points that can support this main idea you have created. (each main point must be 2 sentences max.)
Draw a correlation: Can you connect something in Gjeltan's article to the video or to Mukherjee's article? (choose one to connect to) Develop a clear analysis of your connection (total one paragraph).

32 comments:

  1. Bilal Siddiqui
    EGL 101
    Main points from video
    Orzoco- immigration is the story of humans and that every human is who they are because of human movement.
    Bowen- People who immigrate to a country have different rules from everyone who is already there and they are trying to get accustomed to what is going on in the country.
    Ajegbo- Religion is important to many of the minorities and has a big emphasis on it going along with their identity.

    Based on the video immigration is a very critical thing that has happened to humans, it has made the species what it is today, and it is a way for people to tell a story about who they are during trials and triumphs that occur in immigration.

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    1. Immigration is a major part of society, and throughout the excerpt Gjeltan displayed the importance of how immigration brings a different group of people together and gives them freedom. One idea displayed from Gjeltan is that immigrants in the US do not have to accept American values but instead they have to accept and respect the backgrounds and differences between everybody in the country giving them freedom to show their history and not have to hide it in order to assimilate themselves to a new culture. Another way immigration brings people together is that when they immigrate to America they are given a new found freedom unlike other countries where they have to adapt to the country while in America they are given to be free as who they are and like a melting pot blend all these different cultural backgrounds into one. One thing that can be connected between the article and the video is that North America more specifically America is not like the other countries with immigration and that many people can come together and they are not forced with different rules and worry about becoming accustomed to a new set of rules.

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  2. Matthew Newman
    English 101

    * Orzoco- Immigration is in the very center of the human story.
    * Bowen- Immigrants that come have to sort of get with the program of how the place works and operates.
    * Ajegbo- Religion is very important to someone's identity.

    Based on the video immigration is the moving of one person to another area. They have to adjust and get use to their new life. These people continue to practices their beliefs and it shows who they are.



    In the article and throughout it Gjeltan states how there as so many different ethnicities that migrate to America. When they come to America they have the same rights as everyone else and are not deprived of rights. In the article the author states how rights in the United States are not defined by ethnicity, religion, or membership in any groups. Just because you believe in something else we all still have the same rights as a citizen in America. Another example is freedom of expression and women rights are not abridged regardless of other countries or cultures. In America everyone is treated equal unlike other countries where men are treated better then the women. One thing that you can connect both the article and video is how North America treats immigrants differently then other countries. In America we all form as one no matter you ethnicity or beliefs. People become accustomed to America faster then they would in any other country.

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  3. Ryan Strong
    EGL 101

    That Marcelo Suárez-Orozco meant that immigration has made up a new kind of United States that it is today, to accept different cultures and religions. Having all these times of cultures interacting with each other without forcing others to change makes new opportunities and ideas.

    That John R. Bowenhen meant that in other countries like France and Britain, where immigrants need to change their religion and culture to be accepted in the new country just because people didn't like them.

    That Sir Keith Ajegbos realized how important religion made up their identity and accustomed to their religion was important to understand who they are as a person.

    The article is stating that Americans do have cultural beliefs but it's totally different than other countries. So when people immigrate to America they don't need to get rid of their culture to live in a different country. Immigrants that move to Americans just need to learn to accept different types of leases, religions, and human rights.

    The carnation between the article and video was both stating that immigration in America is very different from other countries. When immigrants come to the U.S they just need to learn how to accept all different types of people and religions. In other countries people need to get rid of their cultures and ideas and change to be accepted.

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  4. Tommy Russell
    EGL 101

    1) Immigration is fundamentally the center of the human story since we are what we are as a species because of human movement.
    2) People who move to America have to learn to fit in with the people who have lived here their whole lives which works in North America.
    3) When talking to children there was a difference in the thought of what religion means to identify from the white children and the minorities.

    Immigration is the act of moving to another country for the purpose of living their Tommy Russell
    EGL 101

    1) Immigration is fundamentally the center of the human story since we are what we are as a species because of human movement.
    2) People who move to America have to learn to fit in with the people who have lived here their whole lives which works in North America.
    3) When talking to children there was a difference in the thought of what religion means to identify from the white children and the minorities.

    Immigration is the act of moving to another country with the intent of living their permanently. When people move to a country like America, they try to fit in with the rest of the people since they're going to be living in the country for as long as they live. Humans have benefitted from immigration because more cultures become known and mix in a single country. Also, since more people mover into the country, more people are working and form families. This is how the economy grows with the population.

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  5. Carl Bluethgen
    EGL 101
    Marcelo Suárez-Orozco- immigration in basic ways is the center of the human story, we are what we are because of human movement.
    John R Bowen- people who immigrate have different rights and different set of claims they have to adapt to the country.
    Sir Keith Ajegbo- religion is very important to identity in a country and when immigrating they have to get accustomed to that
    Immigration could best be described as people moving from country to country in search of opportunity and need to adapt to that country
    The main ideas of Gjeltan’s article was to explain what it should mean to become an American after immigrating to America. It also explains how immigration creates a very diverse nation. Americanization meant to learn to accept people from different races and cultural backgrounds as said by Tom Gjeltan. After immigrating to America, people were told to give up their distinctive histories and embrace the dominant culture in their new home. America had a very diverse population after the 1960s and they all had to adapt to the way of life in America. The article also explained how immigration creates a very diverse nation since people from all over come to look for opportunities and a better life in general. In the 21st century in America it was noted that there was increased ethnic diversity and other advanced counties. George W. Bush administration organized a task force on new Americans to promote national unity by distinguishing cultural and political aspects of the new citizens. The cultural sphere, traditions, religion, Is up to the individual. The article correlates to the video in a sense that they both explain how immigration creates a very diverse country like a popular country to immigrate to is America for its opportunity

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  6. Miguel Joseph
    EGL 101

    main points from vid:
    Orzoco: Immigration is what makes us, it's our story and is important to know why we are who we are.
    Bowen: People who immigrate to places like Britain or France feel it's necessary to go there since they were colonized and know their ways. People who immigrate to North America have their own rules and need to adapt to their local environment.
    Ajegbo: Religion makes up a huge part of ethnic identities that they can bring to their new home.

    Immigration is the story of people from different areas of the world coming together to a new land. They bring in their culture, their religion, their values, and their language. The people coming to their new home learn about the culture they're placed in and they all mix together. Immigration is the opportunity for people to start fresh, learn about other people, and breed a new culture.

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  7. Craig Hanna
    English 101

    1. Orzoco- Immigration is the center of humanity and it helps what makes us human.
    2. Bowen- Immigrants who move to a country that is not there own have their own rights and their own problems than the indigenous people of that area and must adapt to their new area.
    3. Ajegbo- Religion is a main part of a person’s identity and helps them be accustomed to an area,

    Based on the video, immigration is very important to humanity. Immigration is the basis for all societies built around the world. It also allows people to tell stories about who they are and where they came from.

    The main ideas of the article by Tom Gjeltan is that America is made up immigrants. He talks about how when immigrants move to America, they have the same right as everyone else. He also talks about how immigration brings people together and the freedom that immigrants are given. Immigrants also do not have to get rid of their culture once they move to America. The only thing Immigrants must adapt to are new issues, new languages, and learn about the new rights they have.
    The correlation of the article to the video is that both explain how immigration is a vital part of society. Immigrants is what makes diversity in a society and opens a “melting pot” for cultures to mix and create new aspects of a culture. Also, both the article and the video mention how North America, particularly the US, has the most immigration friendly society. Other countries force immigrants to scrap their culture and adapt and assimilate to their new society’s norms.



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  8. Kevin Mangan
    EGL 101

    Marcelo Suárez-Orozco- Human migration is part of the human story, and we are who we are because of it.
    John R. Bowen- People who immigrate into a country have a different set of rights and different claims than the indigenous people, which can cause complications.
    Sir Keith Ajegbo- Religion is important to a person's identity, and can be valued differently depending on where you are from.

    Immigration is the migration of people from one nation to another. It is what causes cultural diffusion among the countries of the world.
    Tom Gjelton addresses how immigrants should not be forced to learn a new culture and abandon their own in his article "Should Immigration Require Assimilation?" Instead we should spread our beliefs and share them with others. Some immigrants are not use to being around other people with different ideologies. In the United States, there is a very diverse immigrant population. There is also no common political culture in the United States. This allows people of different ethnicities, religions, and nationalities to express their cultural traditions and spread them to other cultures. Our cultural differences tell a story of who we are and where we came from. Gjeltan's article relates to the points in the video made by Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, John R. Bowen, and Sir Keith Ajegbo in a sense that they are both about assimilation and immigration. Immigration is an important part of our history as humans, and cultural diffusion is how we grow as individuals.

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  9. Clint Aupont
    EGL 101

    Marcelo Suarez-Orozco says immigration has always been apart of human history

    John R Bowen says people who emigrate to a new country will bring their old way of life and will need to find a way to adapt to their new wave of life

    Sir Keith Ajegbo says religion is important because it makes up one’s own identity

    Immigration or the act of moving from one’s own country of origin to a new country has always been a part of human history for centuries. In Gjeltan article, he describes how there are many ethnicities with different backgrounds and beliefs but because we have different backgrounds doesn't mean that some immigrants will have lesser of rights than others. At the same time immigrants must learn to accept the fact each one of them may be different and must learn to coexist under these conditions to thrive in society. living with other ethnic groups when they first come to America and are using their own group “Many immigrants were not accustomed to living in diverse communities, and accepting American values meant learning to respect people of different racial and cultural backgrounds.” (Tom Gjeltan). When immigrants leave their own country of origin, for political, economic, religion, food or safety reasons etc. They are allowed to bring the good attributes of their culture leaving the bad ones behind. And when they do bring it, they should also try to share it with other immigrants creating a healthy blend. “successful immigrant societies have overcome such fragmentation by creating new, cross-cutting forms of solidarity and more encompassing identities.” (Tom Gjeltan). There is a connection between Tom Gjeltan article and the video especially with John R Bowen because they both discuss that immigrants should adapt to their new environment once they move.

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  10. Nicole Ferreyra
    EGL 101

    Important points in video:
    Marcelo Orozco- Immigration in society is what makes us human
    John Bowen-When immigrants settled, a majority had to change religion in order to be accepted into society
    Keith Ajegbo- Religion is imperative in an individuals identity and culture

    Immigration can be defined as the opportunity to abandon an individuals native country and seek adventure and new life in another country.
    The main idea in this article written by author Tom Gjelton explains how it is to be an immigrant coming into America. the term "assimilation" is the process of being able to fully develop and understand the ways of a culture. Immigrants from all over that came to the United States for a new life were forced to assimilate to the American way. They would try to abandon their ways as much as possible to be able to be like the natives of the country. The author goes on tho explain how the United States is a melting pot, and it should not matter if you keep your ethnic ways whether its language, religion or culture, it shouldn't have t be abandoned. If anything, it should be expressed more to others. The article written by Gjeltan can relate to the people in the video because they both explain how diversity should be encouraged more in the United States instead of being completely forgotten about and abandoned when they come to this country.

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  11. Orozeo: Immigration is the main point of how the humans came to be.
    Bowen: People that immigrate into a country have different virtues than the whites of indigineous.
    Ajebgo: The importance of religion is different for people that live somewhere else and is important to people.

    "Distinguishing between the political and cultural spheres of the American identity did not address whether the U.S. should have a common political culture." (Tom Gjelton, "Should Immigration require Assimilation"). In others words, Deciding the argument of American identity does not prove if the US should have a political side. One example of a way is "Issues such as minority rights, civil liberties, the role of the state, and the place of religion in public life were largely unresolved." (The article). This means that saying that these problems still have not been solved to this day. Next way is "'One of the most provocative offerings about American identity came from the liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who claimed that a “cult of ethnicity has arisen among non-Anglo whites and among nonwhite minorities” and that it was endangering a distinctive American identity."'. Which means that the cult of ethnicity has not brought non white minorities to them and we are in danger. What other points were found in the article?

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  12. Stefani Durutovic
    Eng 101

    Orozco- We are what we are as human species because of human movement and migration.
    Bowen- Religion is important to the identity of children.
    Ajegbo- The new and the old are meeting, kinds of new opportunities and solutions.

    Based on the video immigration is the migration of people from one country to another. We are how we are today because of human movement.

    Immigrants migrating to America versus another country is very different. According to the article Gjeltan states that immigration is a voluntary act, and that those foreigners who choose to become U.S. citizens must necessarily accept certain principles, including the elevation of individual rights over collective rights. Many immigrants were not accustomed to living in diverse communities. America has become more of a mix of many different cultures and backgrounds and when immigrants come here they don’t necessarily enforce their culture but try to become accustomed to American ways.

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  13. Michael Matthews
    English 101

    1. Immigration is the center of the human story and human movement makes us as a species
    2. Immigrants who move from different countries have different laws and they need to get acclimated to the laws to the country
    3. Religion is important because it makes up the identity of the person



    The main concept in Tom Gjeltan 's article is that America is made up of refugees. He speaks about how they have the same rights as everyone else when immigrants come to America. He also talks about how people are brought together by immigration and the rights that immigrants have. In the article, Tom Gjelton says that immigrants should not be force to assimilate into the new culture. When they come to America, immigrants do not have to get rid of their culture. Immigrants learn their new rights and laws, and these are the only things immigrants need to adjust to. There are immigrants everywhere we go, and most have different cultures and religions. We should not force them to abandon their culture, but rather help them get comfortable with their new environment.

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  14. Gita Sapkota
    Eng. 101

    According to the video Immigration is when people move from one country to another country for a better settlement of which they are not natives. Immigrants in fundamental ways, is at the very, very center of the human story.
    Main points:

    1. Marcelo Svarez-orozco = He has stated " We are what we are as a species because of human movement and human migration.
    2. John R, Bowen = He has stated that " people who immigrant to a country they have a different set of rights, and for people who have chosen to come they have to get with the program."
    3. Sir Keith Ajebgo = He has stated that " different emphasis and different understanding of what religion means to identity an getting accustomed to that was important.

    According to the article," people arriving from other lands
    were obliged to give up their distinctive histories and embrace the dominant culture in their new homeland. When almost all newcomers to America shared a European background" people who are immigrant to a different country might have different sets of beliefs and rights, and they have to embrace their beliefs and cultures to their new homeland. Basically they were forced to abandon their beliefs because they would want to be on the same page as natives of the country. another example stated in the article ,"Issues such as minority rights,
    civil liberties, the role of the state, and the place of religion in public life were largely unresolved." this means that the issue has still not been resolved till todays date. "Even the multiculturalists like Asante, however, recognized that “Americanization” brought certain obligations. { Article) the word Americanization noticed that many immigrants were not used to living in diverse communities, and accepting American values meant learning to respect people of different racial and cultural backgrounds. unfortunately till todays date immigrants are being forced to adjust their beliefs and practice to the society.

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  15. Brianna Sarlanis
    Egl 101

    Main points:

    Orozco: Immigration is at the center of the human story. Human movement and migration are what makes species who they are.

    Bowen: People who come into a different country have a different set of rights, and could make a different set of claims. They have to accustom and assimilate to the country that they are now a part of.

    Ajegbo: Religion is important to children and their identity. There was a major difference between the white children and the minorities about what religion means to them and their identity.

    Immigration: the movement from one country to another and having to assimilate and adapt to different cultures and ways of living. This is important because every person has a different story about who they are and where they came from, which could be shared upon by many others.

    In the article, Tom Gjelton explains how America is made up of immigrants. Back in the 1900’s the melting pot was a huge deal because of all of the different races and ethnicities coming together as one and spreading their culture, and beliefs with different backgrounds throughout the U.S. Gjelton explains how just because some immigrants have different backgrounds, doesn’t mean they have lesser rights. This conveys the contrast between what Bowen said in the video and what Gjelton said in the article. In order for immigrants to become successful in a new country, they have to assimilate to the culture and this was very common back then. The difference is that immigrants shouldn’t have to completely alter or abolish their cultural values or ways of living, just to fit in. Immigration could jeopardize certain cultures, but it is also very important in order for different cultures to bring about diversity and open up the melting pot.The article corresponds to the video because it explains how immigration is important and what makes a society and its individuals thrive within that society, due to the diversity that comes from each individual.

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  16. Orozco- We are what we are as a species because of human movement, because of human migration.
    Bowen- The people who come in, they've chosen to come, they have to sort of get with the program.
    Ajegbo- I suddenly realized how important religion was to their identity

    According to the video immigration is the movement of people from one place to another which led to the mix species of people that are throughout the whole world.

    People that are immigrating into another country such as America, often feel and think that the need to give up their beliefs and personal ideas and follow the ideas of the country they're immigrating to; that is not the case. Gjeltan states that, "the elaboration of an American political culture that guarantees freedoms but also respects diversity is inevitably a challenge in an era when so many people of such different backgrounds are coming together." What he is saying is that immigrants are able to keep and express their beliefs and ideas within a new country. When immigrants do this its allows a country to contain many different cultures henceforth, creating a world that we live in now.

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  17. Hannaan Ismail
    ENG 101

    Orozco: Civilization is the way it is right now because of immigration
    Bowen: People who immigrate have different views and rights in which they have to adapt to where they immigrate too
    Ajegbo: Religion makes up a person and it is their identity

    Based on the video, immigration creates a society. Different people from different parts of the world come together and create their own identity.
    The main idea of Gjeltan's article is that immigrants coming are going to have the same rights as the people that already live here. Yes, culturally things will be different, but it wont entirely different. Immigrants are not forced to let go of their own culture and they are able to learn the new things to where they immigrated to. One correlation between the article and video is that Immigration is very important to society. Immigration brings new cultures and combines with the already formed culture to where they immigration is occurring.

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  18. JOscar rivera
    Egl01
    The video explains immigration as people moving from their native countries to another for a better place to live, and how the people who move adapt to new society while also bringing in their culture and religion.

    Marcelo suarez-orozco believes we are what were because of the human movement, and that immigration is the very center of the human story
    John R. Bowen believs that the people that immigrate into a new area or country has to get with the program and rules since they chose to move and come over
    Sir Keith Ajebo Believes that religion is very important to somebody’s identity

    The main idea of tom Gjeltan’s article is that immigrants shouldn’t have to leave their culture behind to embrace the culture of their new homeland. Throughout the article Gletan’s talks about how immigrants shouldn’t have to leave their culture behind just because they are moving into a new country with a different cultural background. In the article the author brings up a professor of African American studies and how states that one reason is nation works the way it does is because of the diversity of cultures we have. This Professor also says that trying to make Africans and Asians the same as Europeans, we will have disunity in the nation. The article can compare to the video because they both speak about how immigration is important to the history and diversity of America. They article and the video also both talk about how diversity is important in America because it helps people and communities grow.

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  19. Elizabeth shields
    Immigration is the major part of the American story, it’s how civilization is the way it is.

    According to the video immigration is the movement of a species from one place to another. Religion makes up a person and it is there identity.

    Gjetlan’s article is talking about how immigrants move from places to place and shouldn’t be leaving behind there culture. That’s what makes people the way they are. Due to them moving from place to place and learning new culture they should not be leaving behind there own culture. Studies have shown due to the mix of cultures we do have, this is the reason we are the way we are.

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  20. Immigration has always been a part of society. people have always been migrating from one place to another. In Gjetlan's article he talks about how people are always moving from one country to another and have to leave behind their culture. However people do learn new cultures as they travel to another country, but they shouldn't forget their own culture and who they are

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  21. Dylan Perez
    EGL101

    According to the video immigration is the movement of people from country to country to live another life. As they immigrate to these countries they have to learn how to adapt and settle in to the environment and living style.

    Marcelo Suarez-Orozco- "We are what we are because of human movement, because of human migration".
    John R. Bowen- "The people who come in, they've chosen to come, they have to sort of get with the program".
    Sir Keith Ajegbo- "So different emphasis I think and the different understanding of what religion means to identity and getting accustomed to that was important".
    The main idea of Gjetlan's article is that most of America is made up of immigrants. As people relocate into another country they shouldn't leave behing their religion because that is who they are and that is what makes up that person. The acts and studies of religion is what makes people how they are today.


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  22. Joanna Cuenca
    Marcelo human movement and immigration is the human center
    John immigrants should adapt to the new country and rules and ideologies
    Sir Keith religion is important to the person identity
    Gjeltan article says that people should not try to erase their culture and roots to the their new "homeland". moving to different culture and society makes people think they have to change their mindsets and ideologies to feel accepted to something so foreign. the article compares to the video because they both are coherent to each their stance on immigration. they also talk about how immigrations is important to society and how it showcases diversity.

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  23. Ram Rakkappan

    The act of relocating a human to another location is known as immigration. They must adapt to their new environment and become used to their new lifestyle. These individuals continue to carry out their values, which reflects who they are.

    1. Immigration is at the core of the human story and human movement has influenced how we are as a species.
    2. Those who relocate to America must learn to mix in with others who have lived here their whole life, which is how North America runs.
    3. When talking to teenagers, there was a gap between how white children and minorities felt about what religion meant to them.

    "People arriving from other lands were forced to give up their distinct histories and embrace the dominant culture in their new homeland," according to the article. People who immigrate to a foreign nation may have different sets of values and rights, and they must accept their beliefs and traditions in their new homeland, as they did when nearly all immigrants to America shared a European background. They were basically forced to sacrifice their values in order to be on the same side as the country's natives. "Issues such as minority rights, civil liberty, the position of the state, and the place of religion in public life were widely ignored," This suggests that the dilemma has not been fixed as of today. And multiculturalists like Asante knew that “Americanization” came with responsibilities. Many refugees were unaccustomed to life in diverse cultures, and embracing American ideals required having to appreciate individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Unfortunately, refugees are already being forced to conform their values and practices to the culture today.

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  24. Saurabh Subash Chand
    English101

    Marcelo Suarez-Orozco said that, immigration is at the incredible focus of the human story. Human migration is the main reason for what we are.
    John R. Bowen said that people who move into a country, come into a country, they have an alternate arrangement of rights and can make an alternate arrangement of cases than the native people. They need to get with whatever is there locally.
    Sir Keith Ajegbo said that the religion was more significant for their identity.

    Based on the video, immigration involves the movement of individuals from one place to another and getting used to their life.

    In this article, Gjeltan states that the immigrants should get used to the new culture. And he also says that immigrants need not give up their beliefs and get rid of their culture. They must follow their culture because that is the justification for how they are. The correlation between the article and video is that Immigration is very important and they should get adapted to the new environment.

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  25. V.Chandra Swaroop Reddy
    ENGLISH 101

    Immigration can be described as the opportunity to leave one's home country in search of adventure and a new life in another. According to the video, immigration is the transfer of immigrants from one country to another, resulting in a diverse population of people all over the world.

    Human migration is part of the human story, and we are who we are because of it. ~ Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
    People who immigrate into a country have a different set of rights and different claims than the indigenous people, which can cause complications. ~ John R. Bowen
    Religion is important to a person's identity, and can be valued differently depending on where you are from. ~ Sir Keith Ajegbo

    People who immigrate to another world, such as America, often believe and believe that they must give up their own values and opinions in order to pursue the ideas of the nation to which they are immigrating; however, this is not the case. Gjeltan states that, "the elaboration of an American political culture that guarantees freedoms but also respects diversity is inevitably a challenge in an era when so many people of such different backgrounds are coming together." He is suggesting that immigrants will retain and communicate their values and ideas in a foreign world. When refugees do this, a nation will now have several diverse races, resulting in the world we live in today.

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  26. James Fazio

    English 101

    Immigration can best be described as the opportunity to leave one's country, in order to find opportunity and success in another.

    Marcelo Suarez-Orozco: Immigration is the center of the human story.

    John R. Bowen: People who immigrate into a country have a different set of rights and claims than indigenous people.

    Sir Keith Ajegbo: Religion is important to a person's identity, and depending on where you are from, your religion is valued differently.

    The main idea of the article is to explain how America is filled with many immigrants. Some immigrants feel that they have to give up their values due to the fact that they are in a different country. Keeping their values and beliefs is who they're and where they live shouldn't change that.

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  27. One main point Orozco made about immigration is that it is the human story and helps to make up each individual in society.

    Bowen believed that people who lived in a certain country were very different from the immigrants as the newcomers followed different sets of rules before getting adjusted to the new location.


    Ajegbo believed that religion was crucial as it makes up a person's identity.

    After watching the video I learned that immigration is something that's been around for years as people are constantly moving from one area to another. Immigration helped make society the way it is today as different cultures and beliefs exist in different areas considering immigrants may practice what they were taught from their home land.


    The article explains how important immigration is for society and how diverse people become united. The article also expresses the idea of how these different people get to live their differing lives very freely. For example, Gjetlan emphasized the idea of how immigrants have the option to learn and believe American beliefs or values, but if they rather stick to their own values than they can due to freedom and respect. No one is forced to alter their culture or learn something that they are against, as long as everyone aims to respect everyone's differences. Another example is the melting pot idea, which expresses the idea that different people, cultures and beliefs unite as one as a “melting pot” blend. The article and video had in common the idea that America and immigration is completely different than other locations. For instance, immigrants have freedom to believe whatever they would like and do not have to change their customs or values just to fit a certain criteria when moving to a new location. People of all races and ethnicities are created equal and that leads to immigrants adapting so quickly in America since they do not need to learn or preach something they aren’t interested in.

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  28. David Hong

    Orozco- Immigration is the center of society. We are humans and this is who we are because of human migration.
    Bowen- People who move to different countries should get with the program and not start issues about their own rights and how they operate.
    Ajegbo-Religion plays a big role in the minority and it helps them with their identity.

    Immigration is a key aspect of human civilization and it has shaped society to what it is today. And it allows people to look for new opportunities elsewhere and adapt to different set of rules, culture, etc.

    In the article, Gjeltan talks about how people who immigrate to America should not have to assimilate themselves and embrace the dominant culture in their new homes. And how immigration gives diversity to a nation. For example, America has a history with immigration and because of this, America is one of the most diverse countries in the world. And it allows us to tell the story of who we are as a people, which other countries without a history of immigration don’t have.

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  29. Immigration is different than indigenous; immigration is when people travel and move into a new and foreign country to them. Indigenous means that these people were already there. Immigration allows someone to leave everything behind in a country where they didn’t have a lot of opportunity, to a country where they can have a bigger opportunity for success.

    Immigration is the center and narrative of the human’s story (Marcelo Suarez-Orozco). We are who we are because of ancestors who once migrated to a foreign country.
    People who immigrate don’t always have the same set of rights or believe that they don’t, than the indigenous people, because the indigenous people were born in their country of residence.
    Religion is also another big part of human identity, beliefs and religion help create someone’s identity. Religion and Identity are similar in that they create who someone is.

    The first point is how religion helps create a person’s identity and creates their story. The second point is how identity forms the story of someone that helps tell the history of their past. And the main point of the article is to tell how immigrants come to America for better opportunities. Immigrants feels that they need to change their beliefs, needs, identities, and religions to fit those of the new nations they are moving to. But immigrants are free to their own beliefs, needs, religions and identities and don’t need to change their stories to fit into a different society to fit the social standard.

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  30. Ponelarajan Elavarasan
    English101

    Based on the video Immigration can be defined as the opportunity to desert a people native country and look for experience and new life in another country.

    The main three point made by Marcelo Suárez, John R. Bowen, and Sir Keith Ajegbo was,

    Marcelo Suárez - Migration is at the main point of the human story.
    Human movement and migration is what makes species
    what their identity is.

    John R. Bowen - People who immigrant to a country they have a different
    set of rights, and for People who have chosen to come
    they have to get with the program.

    Sir Keith Ajegbo - The importance of religion is different for people
    that live somewhere else and Is important to people.

    In this article the main idea written by Tom Gjelton discloses how it is to be an outsider coming into America. The expression "assimilation" is the way toward having the option to completely create and comprehend the methods of a culture. Immigrants from everywhere that went to the United States for another life had to force to the American way. They would attempt to abandon their ways however much as could be expected to have the option to resemble the locals of the country. The author goes on clarify how the United States is a blend, and it should not make any difference in the event that you keep your ethnic ways whether its language, religion or culture, it shouldn't have to be abandoned. If anything, it should to be communicated more to other people. The article written by Gjeltan can identify with individuals in the video since the two of them clarify how variety ought to be supported more in the United States as opposed to being totally overlooked and abandoned.

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