Immigrant families are likely to have two parents in the home, strong work ethics, deep connections to their communities and extended families, and high expectations for their children. Immigrant families are diverse and bring a variety of experiences and cultures to the program. Some families may be dealing with additional stressors, such as adjusting to a new environment and culture, discrimination, and hostility in their new communities.
 Shields, M. & Behrman, R. (2004). Children of immigrant families: analysis and recommendations.