Developmental Issues Affecting Adult Immigrants to the United States Introduction Almost 30 percent of adults 18-34 in the U.S. are foreign born or have foreign parents (Rumbaut & Komaie, 2010, p. 43). This is a significant number. The issue of adult immigration is frequently approached from a legal or ethical standpoint, but there are many psychological issues affecting adult immigrants that come to the United States from Mexico, Europe or different Latin American countries. This paper will examine three scholarly articles regarding developmental issues in immigrants and then compare this research with Erikson’s theory of adult development. Summary of Three Articles The first article is called “Occupational attainment of Latino...The end:
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