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Immigration has long supported the growth and dynamics of the U.S. economy. Immigrants and refugees are entrepreneurs, job creators, taxpayers, and consumers.They add trillions of dollars to the GDP and additional benefits to the U.S. economy and society more broadly could be obtained through legislative reforms designed to modernize the U.S. immigration system and provide unauthorized immigrants in the country today with a path to citizenship.The countries of origin of today’s immigrants are more diverse than they were 50 years ago.By 2015, immigrants made up 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population and the number of inspections may be too small to estimate total. Many immigrants want to leave their homelands to seek a better life. Many go the the United States, immigrants who come here sometimes may have a harder time adapting to american society and culture. Its different from other countries because its one of the largest countries with a diversities of cultures all around the states. It sometimes matters where you are living in the U.S. if you live in Chicago it will be different from living in Los Angeles. There are many stories of immigrants who have moved to the united states and adapt to culture and society where they live. Raul Andres came from Mexico to Michigan in 1985. Just like the others, he came to the country with a lot of dreams and to find a better life for himself and his family. He worked 3 very long years taking tomatoes from plants and only getting 100 dollars each day However, he was able to earn only when the crop was in season and he had nothing to do the rest of the year. He was also unable to find another job. He worked in a furniture manufacturing company when he moved to California to live with his sister’s family. His sister was married to the manager of the factory, he was able to get a job there. He earned $50 a day and worked eight hours a day. As he holds a green card, he was later able to bring his family to the U.S. He has also filed his application for U.S. citizenship and has passed his citizenship test. He was able to file for citizenship with American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) help. He says that he would help his family members obtain U.S. citizenship, once he becomes a citizen of the U.S.He adapted well into american society and has well payed job now. The ways he adapted were by having good education here ,learning english and getting the citizenship. Citizenship was very important to him because now he bring his family to America. Raul says that people in Mexico do not have educational opportunities and that it is very difficult to find a job in Mexico as there aren’t many jobs. The U.S. provides superior education and career opportunities and that is something that makes Mexicans come to the U.S. There are many immigrants like Raul who come from Mexico and other countries in search of jobs and a better living for themselves and their families. However, not all are able to find what they need and there are many who are still unable to make ends meet. Another example of an immigrant trying to adapt to american society, is an immigrant from Iran, Sharafi Bahareh. She is a sophomore in college  trying to fit into US culture, but at the same time trying to make her parents proud. She says,”My parents wanted to raise two children in the United States but still maintain the rich Iranian culture that they were both raised with since childhood. My mom’s main priority was to invest her time in teaching my sister and I the importance of the Iranian culture, including teaching us how to speak, read and write Farsi.” This shows that she knows she has to learn about her culture, but she also knows she must become fluent in English. Sharafi Bahareh knows how to balance her home life and outside life. Samuel Cervantes another immigrant  moved to the US fifteen years ago, with his family from Mexico to pursue what his parents called “A new life’. He says, “When my family entered the United States, we became a new family. Our language was no longer the majority. Our culture was no longer the status quo. Our identity was no longer solely Mexican.” This shows how he felt when he got to the US, he was not the majority anymore he and his family were alone. He adapted by becoming more social and fluent in English to communicate. He also joined more activities to interact with different people.Some houses of worship help immigrants adapt and learn about America.”These houses of worship are powerful places to gain social capital in any society, but that power is twofold for immigrant communities”, says Pyong Gap Min, a professor at Queens College and CUNY’s Graduate School who has studied the role of Korean churches and Hindu temples in assimilation.These houses of worship also give an American 101. Using casual conversation throughout their time in these houses of worship immigrants can become part of a large network group which can make it easier for them to find jobs,and in other various situation in which being part of a social group contribution to ethnic identity can be very helpful. These houses, not can help immigrant adults,but also can help immigrant adolescents to help aim for a higher level of academic achievement and and avoid dangerous destructive behaviour.In New York City most houses of worship have a majority- immigrant congregations,a professor at Baruch College estimates that 85% of the congregation at Tianfu Methodist Church are immigrants,he also says that they give a course in America 101,and that,that specific church through both pastors and laypeople,teach the immigrants everything from how to apply a social security to show how insurance works in America.In all, many immigrants have many ways to adapt and adjust to the US. There are many stories of immigrants who have moved to the United States and adapt to culture and society where they live, some examples are like Raul Andres,  Sharafi Bahareh, and Samuel Cervantes. These immigrants try to adapt by learning about America, joining clubs and socializing more. As you can see, immigrants and refugees are entrepreneurs, job creators, taxpayers, and consumers they struggle to adapt to US culture, but try hard and usually succeed.