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Are there things non-immigrants can be aware of or do today to help immigrants transition to life in a new country?

Created: 08/17/22

Replies: 9

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davinamw

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Are there things non-immigrants can be aware of or do today to help immigrants transition to life in a new country?

Before Hubert left Jamaica, he was naïve about what life would be like in London. Are there things non-immigrants can be aware of or do today to help immigrants transition to life in a new country?


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Panzy

Join Date: 01/18/22

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Be open to them, more accepting of differences and keep in mind everyone at some point was either an immigrant or related to an immigrant - and the struggles their loved ones must have gone through.


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Bunner

Join Date: 09/09/21

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Of course, we can all attempt to get over our fear of things we are unfamiliar with. It would be nice if people in general would make a real attempt to learn and understand the food, mores and habits of the many immigrants in our country.


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cynthiaa

Join Date: 04/14/11

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Listen to them. Listen to their story


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jenniferj

Join Date: 09/30/17

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Non-immigrants can help others by reaching out to immigrants to welcome them, learn about them and help connect them with resources that may help them feel comfortable in their country. A smile or kind word can go a long way.


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lorrained

Join Date: 12/04/20

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Strive for understanding, get to know the person not the label. If you know how to help, direct them to proper resources. Invite them to meet other friends as well.


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bettyt

Join Date: 05/12/11

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

We can welcome them and do what we can to acclimate them to their new home. Get to know their culture and explain some of our differences, but also our similarities.


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terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

Yes. We can show compassion and get to know them and their culture. We could be more welcoming and inclusive in neighborhood events.


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gingiew

Join Date: 11/05/17

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

I believe we need to model for our children an acceptance of the immigrants that are in our communities. We need to show them wecoming behavior,talk to our children in our own homes about being equal as human beings with the same needs and feelings and dreams.


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viquig

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RE: Are there things non-immigrants can ...

As a bilingual person I help many Hispanic immigrants in my community with translations at doctor's offices and at their children's parent teacher conferences. The immigrants I help have a very limited knowledge of English. Of course not everyone is able to help in this way, but I have observed that immigrants are absolutely delighted when strangers make any friendly gestures toward them. For instance just making eye contact and smiling, complimenting their children, greeting them with a "hello" or "how are you" or saying a few words in Spanish to them like "como esta usted?" or "Buenos dias". All of these small gestures go a long way to making these individual feel like a respected part of the community .


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