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To test it i asked few question to my cousin dmitry

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To test it, I asked few question to my cousin Dmitry who came to the US around ten years ago with the green card, later was studying in one of the colleges and now works as the bank manager. At the beginning of the interview, I asked few questions about his immigration, adaptation and acculturation experience. " For most of my time through college, I was dorming with some of the friends with whom I came to the US. I have not had much of the leisure and access to money so, I was also working part-time on weekends in one of the grocery stores on Brighton Beach. Sometimes, I felt homesick but eventually got over it after by spending most of the time with the diversity of people from different countries as well as some Americans. As for education and fluency in the English language, I suppose it had some impact on my access to opportunities and adjustment to the new way of living." Overall, from his perspective, there was some shift of socio-economics but, it did not have much of the impact on his personal life. Primarily because of the degree that he received in college in the US compared to ones that he might have had gotten in other countries; which are less significant in states thus, gives the least amount of chances to get the job by specialization. Consequently, referring to the division of labor which based on education; whereby immigrants have to work in constructions or other physical associated fields despite qualifications in service spheres, mostly because of the language barriers. Lastly, I interviewed my cousins and sibling who is about the same age as I am. Mostly, they were showing the trend indicating some aspects of assimilation, especially in ones who lived there for more than one decade and attended intermediate, middle and high schools. Over the years, knowledge of their native language has decreased because of secondary socialization
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at schools, work and slangs yet, still preserved through communication with older members of the family. However, most of the cultural barriers were lifted over the years as their knowledge
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  • Fall '09
  • mckinney
  • Sociology, Personal life

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