Moving to a new country to find work and begin the next chapter of your life is never easy. Immigrants face the difficulties of integrating into a new culture, finding a safe, secure place to live, and securing work, often while learning a new language. For many individuals, finding and securing a stable, well-paying job is the most difficult of these challenges.
Finding work can be a challenge for immigrants for a variety of reasons. One of these is the language barrier that often exists. Another is a job applicant’s difficulty providing paperwork showing that they are able to work in the United States. Sometimes, prejudice and discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin come into play, hurting an individual’s chance of securing a job. When this is the cause of an applicant’s difficulty securing work, they are a victim of discrimination and may take legal action against the employer.
Overcoming the Employment Challenges Immigrants Often Face
Because of the challenges discussed above, immigrant workers are often only able to find work in low paying, temporary jobs. Although these jobs are often a stepping stone for individuals looking to build new lives in the United States, they rarely provide the stability needed to support a family.
Immigrant workers have resources at their disposal to overcome the challenges they face in the workplace. These include free and low-cost language classes at libraries and community centers. Immigrant advocacy groups also provide resources like language instruction, help with writing resumes and cover letters, and aid with obtaining legal documents and identification.
If you are a new American facing difficulties finding and securing a job, reach out to a local immigrant advocacy group to connect with others who can help you.
Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. Advocate for Immigrant Workers
As a new American, you may face challenges in the workplace that your colleagues do not. If you feel you are treated unfairly in your workplace, do not simply stand by and accept that type of treatment. Advocate for yourself and work with an experienced immigration lawyer to exercise your rights in the workplace.
Fill out our online form or call 215-925-4435 to schedule your legal consultation with a member of our team of Philadelphia immigration lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. Our office is located in Philadelphia and we proudly serve clients from Bala Cynwyd, Merion Station, Darby, Wynnewood, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Narberth, Folcroft, Cheltenham, Clifton Heights, Lansdowne, Glenolden, Drexel Hill, Elkins Park, Havertown, Norwood, Ardmore, Holmes, Essington, Wyncote, Prospect Park, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.