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FMSC 381, September 27, 2010
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Acculturation:  Framework for Understanding Integration  of Immigrant Families into U.S. Society Integration (Multiculturalism) Assimilation (Melting pot) Separation (Segregation) Marginalization (Exclusion) Issue 1: Maintenance of culture and identity Issue 2: Relations sought with other ethno- cultural groups + + - - (Berry, 2006)
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Current Immigration Trends in  the U.S. 1M immigrants enter the U.S. each year 75% are from Asia and Latin America M Immigrants account for 1/3 of recent population growth M 23% of all children live in immigrant families M Children of immigrants will comprise at least 20% of the labor force in coming years
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Immigrant Families in the U.S. Resources Two-parent families Strong work ethic Bilingual Bicultural M Risks Poverty Parents’ documentation status Low parental education Limited English proficiency 40% English fluency; 44% English learners
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20% 9% 15% 15% 9% 33% 27% 33% 21% 20% 8% 15% 25% 31% I MMI GRANT FAMI LI ES
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