The U.S. Census estimates 323,127,513 residents in and around Detroit, Michigan as of July 2016. It’s noted that 94% of all Arab American live in metropolitan areas with nearly one-third around just three American cities. One of those is Detroit.
As the Arabic community has grown, translation services in Detroit, Michigan continue to find businesses in need. From the corner grocer, to the residential and commercial realtor and all the way to urgent care and hospitals, Arabic translation services in Detroit have seen growth across the board. Although the common thread of the language remains Arabic, the boarders from which people arrive in the United States include more than 20 separate countries. Ranging from the western shore of North Africa to the heart of the middle east, you can imagine the variety of cultural differences.
When Arabic immigrants arrive and begin their journey to become citizens or are on long term work visas, some challenges become obvious. Among them is the need to support themselves and their families in their efforts to assimilate to their new community.
Simple steps like following instructions for auto maintenance, procuring a driver’s license, preparing school supplies for children and even the occasional need for healthcare and dental forms can become daunting. While almost no one enjoys completing forms for their local school district it can be an even greater challenge when English is not your first language. It’s these cases where Arabic document translation has become a much needed service in Detroit.