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Undocumented ImmigrantsImmigrants are torn by conflicting social and cultural demands while facing the challenge of entry into an unfamiliar hostile environment The migratory process for whatever the reason seems to enhance the sense of solidarity among those who migrate who are often united by bonds of kinship community and ethnicity as well as class Symbols of ethnicity such as language and religious behavior serve as reminders of their origin to the migrants themselves while at the same time marking these people as outsiders in their new locale Some migrants make a conscious decision to abandon an old unsatisfactory way of life for what they believe will be paradise on earth land of the free the place to find the American dream never thinking about why or what the leave behind For others migration leads to a new existence one that incorporates two or more ways of doing things and a declining sense of national loyalty Many only stay migrants come to the United States and return to hisher origin either on their own or through deportation Few actually have the chance of becoming settlers and staying in the US for years to come For undocumented immigrants crossing the border is a territorial passage that can be divided into three important phases separation from the known social group or society transition the liminal phase and incorporation into the new social group or society Chavez 4-5 Separation from a way of life can be difficult for immigrants The meaning of why many choose to leave their country of origin can be socially or culturally constructed and be very significant for the people involved Statistics show that most undocumented immigrants are primarily between the ages of 19-29 with a complex array of motives for leaving home Chavez 126 One reason why immigrants come to the US is to work and earn money for a specific purpose Mostly young unmarried men and women who are apart of an overall
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