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California study examines needs of immigrant families

A study was conducted in one California County concerning 12 immigrant families. The idea behind the study was to examine the day-to-day life of the families and to gain an understanding of the disadvantages they face.

Most of these families subsisted off of farm-work and have lived in the United States for 10 to 25 years. There was also hope on the part of the sponsors of this study that efforts will be made to better the financial status of these families and to provide them with a greater say regarding our political system.

The researchers assert that the community at large does not totally understand the need to address issues concerning diversity. For example, immigrant children do have a need to be educated concerning their own culture as well as the culture of the American people. One young boy of immigrant descent was concerned that not enough immigrants were proud of their cultural heritage. He felt they should not be embarrassed about where they came from.

As immigration attorneys, we understand the need to keep families together and find ways to bring loved ones to America. Unfortunately, the family immigration laws making that possible can be confusing, and the process for entering into the United States is not always easy. Therefore it's always a good idea for families to find attorneys willing to help out sponsoring families and provide them a better understanding of the immigration laws.

"Farmworkers are still living in poverty," stated one of the researchers. Yet helping immigrants enter the United States legally will help them gain greater access to education and public health programs which will ultimately better their lives.

Source: The Fresno Bee, "Findings of 2-year study of Fresno County immigrant families released," Diana Aguilera, Sep. 28, 2013

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