Journal Article: Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
Submitted by Jennifer Vecchi... on May 28, 2019 - 4:47pm
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I am pleased to share an article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Clarena Larrotta, Texas State University.
Immigrants bring a wide variety of skills that favor market productivity and add to the economic life of the country. They contribute to the development of the U.S. economy through the skills they bring to the market (cognitive skills such as abstract thinking, non-cognitive skills such as motivation and initiative, and specific skills such as the ability to operate machinery) and through the small business they own.
Despite being a significant force in the development of the economy and the contribution they make to the demographic diversification and cultural growth of the country, immigrants are currently not welcome in the United States.
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