Life as a Nurse in the Philippines and America

Identify the author and the title of the larger piece they are excerpted from, and explain what they show us about the period they were written in.

“As competition for scarce government dollars has grown, so to have tensions and confrontations between refugees and competing socio-economic groups. In Orange County, high inflation rates, rising unemployment, and acute competition for housing, health care and unskilled jobs, has exacerbated tensions among the County’s poor. Many believe that refugees are receiving preferential treatment in the form of cash assistance, job training and special health care not available to others. Basic language and cultural differences serve only to heighten feelings of suspicion and mistrust.”

This passage is from one of the following articles, find which one its from and write about it:

•César Chávez Declares Viva La Causa!

•Perla Rabor Rigor Compares Life as a Nurse in the Philippines and America

•Congressman Jerry Patterson Details Needs of Refugees

•Xang Mao Recalls His Family’s Flight from Laos

•Rubén Martínez Describes the Fight Against Proposition 187

•Mohammed Bilal-Mirza Recounts September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath

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