By J. Arthur
African ladies Immigrants within the usa depicts how immigrant girls use foreign migration as a method to problem present patriarchal hegemonies operative either within the usa and Africa. It additionally weaves jointly the multidimensional strands of the way African immigrant girls form and are formed by way of the method of overseas migration.
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She paid various sums of money to travel facilitators who were able to get two of her relatives to Mexico. Here, they worked odd jobs for nine months, saved their money, and paid smugglers who brought them across the border to Arizona. According to Charisse, it was imperative for her to sponsor these relatives because their presence in the United States would make it possible for them to combine their resources and assist more members of their family. She explained, I needed to have some of my relatives here in America so that together, we can all contribute to the economic renaissance of our family members at home.
Charisse’s option is to initially get the two 42 African Women Immigrants in the United States relatives to enter Canada or Britain as skilled workers because of their medical backgrounds.
I am here now. And I am working two jobs. I could work three jobs if I want to. Some of my friends from Africa do. Most of them do not have valid papers, yet they are here as well. Life here is very hard. But at least there are plenty of jobs in the Twin Cities. —Saadiaa, a Liberian immigrant Life was very hard in Africa. Our leaders have failed to meet the basic needs of our people. We are experiencing a brain drain to the West because we cannot support ourselves anymore. We need a bold and fresh start.