Why Do Immigrants Decide To Immigrate To America?

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Immigration had increased dramatically from 3.5 million in 1890 to 9 million in 1910. The reasons why these immigrants decide to immigrate to America vary just as how their cultures and religions do. Escaping religious, racial, or political persecution or seeking relief from a lack of economic opportunity or famine still pushed many immigrants out of their homelands. Immigrants from almost all over Europe occupied many jobs that no white American wants to do. The vast majority of immigrants left families in Europe and crowded into the growing cities, searching for their chance to make a better life for their family and themselves in America. However, the benefits of earning money in America do not outweigh the drawbacks of leaving family in …show more content…
When immigrants are treated this way, most of the time, they are unable to fight back. One of the reasons is that they may not understand English or not enough of it to interpret the pamphlet. In that case, they may see it but not know what it says. Other times, some better educated immigrants would understand what the pamphlet says, but are not powerful enough to fight back. Most immigrants have little understanding the laws or the rights that they are given. In those cases, they would be accused of things that are not true but unable to disprove it. If these immigrants had stayed in Europe, they would have a much better understanding of the situation. Although there will still be some unfair things, the Europeans would at the very least understand what they are being accused of and perhaps have the power to fight back. Therefore, Europeans should not immigrate to America because they are powerless in America from the lack of understanding of the language and the laws. Some people may argue that Europeans should immigrate to America because they were offered opportunities here. Document 2, a part of an interview an Irish immigrant, states, “They had to get the big rent, and

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