When families immigrate to the United States, there are a variety of problems facing the newcomers. Often, the children bear the marks of difficult immigration and assimilation into a new society through their adult years. Newcomers to the United States identifies the political and social issues affecting children and their families. Yet this book does more than just identify problems, it presents exemplary solutions for many of these difficult issues. Authors also make recommendations for ongoing and future research projects. Through increasing public perception and understanding of newcomers’needs, this book will help all Americans help immigrants incorporate themselves with ease into American society.
This vital information on the social, educational, and mental health needs of children and families of immigrants to the United States, including these specific areas:
- current U.S. immigration policy
- social factors influencing adaptation
- the impact of immigration on family stability
- issues surrounding intercountry adoption
- educational issues of immigrant children