Essay on Immigration Across The United States

1161 Words Sep 7th, 2016 5 Pages
It is a topic that has been of a point of discussion since the beginning of our country. The notion of people coming to the United States of America in an effort to create a better life, start new, and living what is known as the “American Dream” This idea of immigration has evolved into an issue, one that is addressed in every presidential and political campaign. It’s all people can talk about this year and especially in this political campaign. It’s important because it can effect jobs, the level of social security, and overall the way of life and our culture. Immigration has become an issue because the increase of illegal immigration.

Even though groups of people were pouring into the United States since the 1700s, immigration became a subject to talk about around the 1880s when steam powered engines made getting to America that much easier and efficient. This was the time that Ellis Island became the epicenter for immigration. People poured in from all around the world: Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and even down from Canada. Between 1880 and 1930, over 27 million people entered the United States (CITE) During this time, Congress passed several legislation regarding the masses. Such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 that severely restricted immigration from China and implemented the National Origins Formula which restricted immigration on the basis of existing proportion of the population that had been enacted in the Emergency Quota…

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