Immigration Is Nothing New? Essays

1008 Words Feb 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Immigration is nothing new. It has always occurred in the world. Some peoples reasons are for the better, and some could be for homeland issues that are present. For such an example could possibly be wars or economic issues. In present times of today society is exposed to loads of country conflict. Many people try to better their families by leaving the area. However, this poses issues for countries that people are looking to for help. An example of this would be America and varies European countries. Looking at our current presidential race a “hot topic” is immigration. But, if we were to look back at world history immigration is nothing that has recently began to become popular. Back in the 1800’s people heard of America the land of opportunity. They imagined roads of gold, and money everywhere. My interview was with Elsa Sattley Comparison from the process of immigration into Ellis Island, and the different reasons of why Austrian citizens immigrated to America in the 1800’s compared to Elsa’s immigration.
Elsa was born in Romania. However at the age of 3 her family moved to Austria. Later on in her at the age of 9 in 1951 her Aunt wanted her family to immigrate to America. This was the reason for her leaving Europe. She traveled to Bremen Germany. Her and her family stayed in a camp setting for about a week in Bremen. During this week they received their medical shots, and ate before the journey. To make it to Bremen they had to a sponsor that had already paid for their…

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