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Immigration AGR 201 “Communicating Across Cultures” Spring, 2011 Dr. Pamala V. Morris
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Immigration • Defined as: “To enter or settle in a country or region to which one is not native.” • Why is it so controversial?
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Immigration • Xenophobia • The fear of or prejudice against people from other nations.
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Immigration British Colonists settle in America. • Goal was to recreate the “New World” into the “Old World” • Problem was that they just could not make “New England” in the New World. • Why? • In addition to English (English, Scottish, Irish), there were Dutch, French and German colonists.
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Immigration “Other” colonists Were adamant about maintaining cultural heritage. • Lived together • Spoke native language • Imported Books • Example : Signage in German. With the growing number of German immigrants and their behavior, British colonial leaders became alarmed.
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Immigration “Anglicize the Germans” • Ben Franklin • Spearheaded “Anglicize the colonies.” 1749: Sponsored the establishment of a school in which no foreign language was to be spoken.
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Immigration • George Washington • “The more homogenous our citizens can be made…the greater will be our prospect of a greater union” • Congress • Passed a law in 1790 that limited citizenship in the U.S. to
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Immigration Nativism An anti-immigrant ideology that advocates the protection of native inhabitants of a country. Nativists have been the primary group engaging in the oppression of immigrants. Birth of U.S. – Strong Protestant Christian
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