How Has Immigration Evolved In America?

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In what way has immigration evolved in America? Immigration is when a person leaves their country to go to a foreign one permanently. Reasons can be for religious purposes, seeking for a better life, economic opportunities or more. In the United States, immigration is a very broad topic which some disagree with. America has been greatly influenced by immigrants who come to live there. Twelve point five of America’s population is made out of immigrants, so there is no doubt that the immigrants have influenced the United States. In addition, immigrants started coming to the United States around the 19th century. Ever since, they have made America better by making new innovations, building the place where the US citizens live and more. Still,…show more content…
Immigration is the backbone of the United States’ society and it is notably evident that this has been recently challenged due to current events in America.
Immigrants travel from all over the world to the United States. Some may come legally, others may stay more than they should have or crossed the border. In America, seventy-six percent of immigrants are legal and only twenty-four percent are illegal. Although nowadays illegal immigrants are decreasing, the number of unauthorized immigrants has raised since 1990 to a triple size. First, Europeans like Irish, British and Germans started coming in the 1820s and 1870s. Along with some Canadians and Chinese. Then, in 1822, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed which banned the Chinese immigrants for 10 years and wasn’t repealed for 61 years. After, the economic depression happened that decreased Europeans which provoked Canadians to stop immigrating. Eventually, in the 1900s, after the depression, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Japanese people started coming to
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