The help that immigrants are offered once in the United States varies. They are given a welcome guide by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In the welcome guide it explains their rights while in the United States. It also lists what programs are available to help from finding a place to live to learning English.
When immigrants enter the United States most of them do not know much about the United States. They may not know the rights they have in this country compared to the rights they have in their home country. They may not know much English or even what to do in an emergency. They don’t even know where to start as far as where to find work, take their child, where to live, and where there is health care.
With programs readily available to immigrants it makes the transition from their home country to the United States much smoother. Agencies like DHS (Department of Human Services) have an abundance of information for immigrants. DHS is also where they would sign up for child care assistance, cash assistance, food assistance, as well as many other programs that are available.
According to an article on the Immigration Superhighway, 16% if the poverty stricken immigrants receive cash assistance compared to 25% of poor natives. It also states that there is no evidence that immigrants are drawn to the US because of the assistance that is offered. The statistics show that even though assistance is offered not every immigrant needs it or uses it.
The immigrants that come to the US for farm work are usually offered some type of housing. For example in Michigan farmers have housing available in camps. They are called “camps” because some farmers may have housing available in different areas so he may have camp red and camp blue. Referring to a camp is just to keep them separated. A camp usually consists of at least three units. The units are small and usually include one bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom. Some...