Immigration And The United States Essay

1036 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Immigration became very popular in the late 1800’s, but why did immigrants come to America? Immigration is still changing today. There are now many illegal immigrants in the United States. It is becoming a bigger topic in news and political discussions. Immigration has changed, therefore the views of immigration now compared to the 1800’s have changed. Since immigration is still changing, our country 's attitude is changing because of all of the debates and danger immigration has brought. In the beginning of Immigration, America had a lot of room for people coming from different countries. There were no specific rules or regulations for immigrants. Immigrants had traveled to America to get away from poverty and to have a more successful life for themselves or future generations. Individual people and families immigrated from all over the world. Most of the immigrant population occurring in 1840 and 1860 were Irish and German Catholics. Between the years 1880 and 1910 immigrants were mainly from Italy, Nordic countries, and Eastern European countries. (immigration 1). As immigration became more popular America started recruiting laborers from remote places in eastern Europe. (Michelson 1). The majority of the immigrant population settled in ports of entry or larger cities. The most populated were New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. (Immigration 3). A statistic said, “nine out of 10 of all immigrants, legal and illegal, live in California, Florida, Illinois, New…

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