Viewing Guide: “Becoming American” Before Watching1.Based on your experiences and/or the excerpt by Jason de León, do you think this film will show that recently arrived Latin American immigrants are healthier or less healthy than established US citizens? It’s a known fact that Americans are very unhealthy sometimes just labeled “obese,” so I believe the Latin American immigrants are healthier when they first arrive. I think after emerging themselves in America and getting settled in their health will slowly get worse. 2.Based on your answer to question 1, why do you think this? Or, in other words, where or from whom did you develop your assumption? I think that Latin American immigrant’s health will get worse with their time in American because of their income status and their inability to support all of their issues.After Watching1.Now that you watched the film, did your assumption about the health of Latin American immigrants in the US change? How so? For new immigrants, the relationship between health and wealth is loose. As you become more immersed into society,the relationship tightens. I think my assumption was on the right track. The more you emerge into society the harder itis to keep your health up due to income status. As time moves on in America, the risk for bad health increases.2.Did the film change how you understand immigration in the US? For example, did it dispel any myths you have encountered before? Immigrants are hard workers, $9 an hour, 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most of them do not go to doctor appointments. I understood the term Latino Paradox more, because the ones that come in have overall the best health than the ones that stay behind. 3.Contrast this film with the excerpt by Jason de León. How do these different stories about Latin American immigrants differ and in what way(s) are they similar?