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    U.S. Immigration of Jamaicans

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    In six pages this paper discusses the Jamaican immigrants that go to America in terms of types and the education they receive after they arrive. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    them? JAMAICAN IMMIGRATION Jamaican immigrants are found mostly in the New York area because they already have a large population base there. In fact, "New York is home  to 439,4000 Jamaican immigrants, making New York the state with the largest population of Jamaican immigrants"1. Most of this population is located in the Queens area of New York,  with over 93,000 Jamaicans. The main reason for the immigration is, of course, for better opportunity than they have in their own country. This would be considered the push  factor of the immigration process. The other side, the pull factor, is the fact that the Jamaicans of New York have already well established their presences and have made  their own communities in New York complete with Jamaican food, restaurants, Jamaican businesses and everything that a Jamaican could expect to find in his or her own home country.  OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES Language barriers represent more than an academic obstacle, but for the Dominican student, that is the most important consideration so far in his young life.  It is not atypical to find that Jamaican immigrants have a keen desire to improve their familys existence, to which they attribute to a good education. The youngsters  of a first-generation family often bear the incredible burden of making something of himself, in spite of the fact that no one has previously achieved any scholastic accomplishment. This  pressure is greatly intensified by the fact that the student is not accustomed to the language utilized in the classroom, therefore significantly hampering the possibility of advancement. "In some  cases, educating the parents is critical. In other cases, you have second and third generation Dominicans with different needs. It is complicated"2. The limitation of teacher/student interaction 

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