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Most immigrants to the united states?
gathered in ethnic communities
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The Germans settled in Pennsylvania.
moved to the west and worked on ranches and farms :))
There has been no president that is/was a immigrant. You must be born in the United States to serve office as stated in the Constitution. Some still think Barack Obama is …an immigrant. However, he proved he wasn't via birth certificate.
That depends on which group of them you are talking about. Manywere seeking greater economic opportunity, but others were seekingreligious freedom, or just normal freedom beca…use their countrieswere in turmoil and it was either stay and be killed or imprisonedor leave.
Throughout the 1800s, most of the world's Jews lived in Eastern Europe. Although their rights were not the same as those in Western Europe there were signs of improvement in t…he middle of the century. This optimism halted abruptly in 1881 when violent pogroms erupted after the assassination of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Early the next year Jews were again permitted to emigrate, which they did in large numbers. Between 1881 and 1914, over 2 million Eastern European Jews settled in the US and approx. 50,000 settled in Canada. For them and the other immigrants America and Canada were true havens, free of the persecution and most of the poverty they had known in Europe and offering great economic and educational opportunities. A far larger wave of immigration to the US was also taking place at that time, as 26 million Eastern and southern European immigrants, including the 2 million Jews, flocked to American shores. In America it was an era of vast changes; and American life was altered by the new and varied immigrant population, the closing of the frontier, the growth of industry and cities, the rise of the labor movement and the spread of Socialism. The immigrants formed the backbone of American industry and made the US a richer, more diverse society than it had ever been. Social change, however, also created tensions, fear and opposition to immigration. Jewish immigrants lived and worked in crowded city areas like New York City's Lower East Side. They played their part in the transformation of American society, and, in turn, were transformed by it. Still, America was not perfect. The Declaration of Independence's promise of the inalienable right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" was as yet incomplete. American Jews, drawing on both their ancient Prophetic heritage and their new, democratic one, would play a prominent role in the effort to realize the American ideals of freedom and justice. EXTRA HISTORY ON JEWISH MIGRATION: In addition to the Jews who came to the US, some settled in Montreal and Toronto in Canada. British Columbia, Canada, was not a major lure for Jewish immigrants. The City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886. Not surprisingly, those Jewish immigrants who did settle in British Columbia were attracted to this rapidly expanding port. Within 5 years (1891) the population of Vancouver exceeded that of Victoria, as did its Jewish population. Besides those who settled in B.C., the more adventurous chose small towns such as Nanaimo, Prince Rupert or Prince George; and Rossland, Trail and Nelson in the Kootenays. Answer:For the same reasons why everyone else would migrate to the USA. In the Nazi period they were fleeing from persecution.
It is not immigration itself that is the problem. Many people see the problem as immigrants coming over to the United States illegally. How we pave our roads, free school lunc…hes, building new community colleges, paying state workers and several other things are with taxes. Illegal immigrants don't pay taxes, but that is not the sole reason for having trouble with illegal aliens. Some residents of the United States resent illegal immigrants for taking advantage of tax paid institutions and services. However, the governmental policies make it difficult to become a legal citizen and further allow for illegal immigrants to utilize tax dollars. If the policies are changed and made simpler, making these "illegals" into legal citizens, then they would be able to contribute to society in a much more meaningful and productive way. They would help grow the economy by working legally and also be paying taxes. Either way, if the government makes policies that doesn't allow for non-tax-paying people to take advantage of social services, then certain people wouldn't be as opposed to immigration in general. The whole argument about immigrants taking our jobs is irrational. Assuming that we've fixed problems listed above, more people means more consumption. More consumption means a higher demand for production, which leads to more jobs. The United States welcomes everyone, and this is a lovely place to live. :) The USA, is afraid of immigration, specially the one that comes from Mexico, why, simple since the war of 1847, the USA, took land it did not blelong to them, and the way they did was through Immigration, in Texas, so now they fear that Mexico will do the same, which I think will happen in a few years.
Answer In hopes of a better life and better pay
Most believe that everyone entered at Ellis Island and that fails to match the facts. Between 1813 and 1819 New Orleans was a major Port of Entry and Philadelphia operated in …that capacity between 1800 and 1819. Boston, Baltimore, Galveston and Castle Garden, New York received hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Europe.
More immigrants means more opportunity for terrorists, drug dealers, and other criminals to enter the country. Immigrants, especially the poorer ones, consume a high amount of… government resources (health care, education, welfare, etc.) without paying a corresponding high rate of taxes. The national identity and language is disappearing. The great "melting pot" is being replaced by divisive multi-culturism also less-skilled American citizens earn less money and have fewer job opportunities because they must compete with immigrants in the job market.
Answer Many. From marriage, employment, education (College aka University), among many others. And, in the case of illegal immigrants, try to ea…rn more money than in their home countries and live relatively better. Some go back to their countries after some time; some never do and live the rest of their lives here. Those who stay here the rest of their lives ussually get their green cards when their US born children reach 21 years old or if an amnesty shows up. Answer Religious freedom and for a better life,War, better jobs
Most immigrants who came to the United States became normal participants in the society and economy of the United States.
Because the United States was started by immigrants, everyone who lives or lived in the U.S were immigrants or had family that were immigrants.
Comments About LEGAL Immigration Although there doesn't seem to be any pros for letting in more immigrants, we have to remember we all come from immigrants. Our U.S. culture i…s built on that of many countries. What makes the United States great is the diversity, which is only possible with immigration. The U.S. is a land of opportunity, we should be able to share those opportunities with other people. I am not afraid of losing a job to a more talented immigrant, they don't pose a threat to me. If we are all doing our jobs at the top of our games, then no one has a reason to feel that immigrants are a threat to them. -Lil' Black girl from Chicago If no one was allowed to come in to the USA then there would basically be no America, because we all come from immigrants Immigration is part of the U.S., without it the U.S. wouldn't be the way it is. Immigration is completely fair, it is only rightWhat message would we be sending if didn't allow immigration? Opportunity and freedom are what makes our country so strong. Please, none of us would be here if it wasnt for immigration unless you happen to be 100 precent Native American.Immigration is a part of the U.S. All of the citizens now had to have ancestors from another country. Immigrants even provide new ideas for inventions, and sometimes cheap labor for big companies. This cheap labor can lower prices of U.S. goods, and those new ideas are tghe basis of why this country is amazingly powerful now. -p.s. I'm 15, and this stuff is true :PEither do it the right way or don't do it at all. Sure, we are supposed to be the land of the free, but that doesn't mean that we should allow non-registered immigrants into our country!This is a Land of immigrants you still have to remember that you cant say this land is a land of legal immigrants because most of the immigrants who came here only came here illegally so you great great great grandmother could be illegal making your family line illegal to, to some point.This land is made for people to work and get and education. Illegal immigrants only come to the country because they see how wonderful it is and how much they offer here for there family. Can you not say that this country is a great country can you not think of them coming here to American as a complement to us. There are so many countries that have different racial populations today and they all work because they feel no threat. I think most people are afraid of immigrates because they are different. Well so are you! your probably also not liking them because you think they are trying to take your jobs. I think that is funny because Americans complain and complain they are taking our jobs but our lazy buts will not do those jobs. Do you see any wealthy white people in those fields? NO they make less then minimum wage why are you complaining huh if you dont like that then take you ass to the fields at 3 in the morning and work for a couple of dollars."Land of Opportunity" seems to always be changing and it seems as though to get that opportunity now, you have to do more of your part to obtain it. The pros of the immigration is that eventually the US is going to be overpopulated and we all know what happens when places get overpopulated. Prices for living rise, for an oppurtunity for a better tomorrow gets harder, and it will make the streets a bit more crowded and possibly with violence. It kind of reminds me of my town, as more people entered there, the violence rate in town jumped tremendously. I think the violence had to do with the different views that everyone in that one area had that made it harder to live with each other. It is not like I hate immigrants, but making it legal is trully the best way. I do not like hearing the news and it comes about someone dieing crossing the desert or traveling in a truck in the heat illegally to enter the US. I mean, the US is a land of opportunity only when the process of entering the US is legal.Without more Immigrants coming in who would do all the bad jobs. I am not trying to say this racist but aren't we all immigrants and we must let people in. China has 1 Billion people in land slightly larger than ours. We have 300 million we got some space left.While it is true that most of us come from someone who immigrated to this country, I don't think that argument holds up as an argument for immigration today, especially not illegal immigration. Once our country was established, rules for immigration were put into place. Our culture is established, we have a language (English) that has been spoken from the establishment of the country. Unchecked immigration, and especially illegal immigration, can undermine the very foundations the country. Though I'm not against legal immigration, I believe people who enter the United States need to be willing to adjust to the culture that has been established, just as we would be expected to adjust to the customs and culture of any other country we would visit or live in. That, to me, is only common sense, but it seems like many immigrants today expect us to adjust to whatever their customs are. That is not only unreasonable, it is not good for the stability of our culture and country. I'm not saying not to respect diverse cultures. I'm saying anyone who wants to come to the U.S. needs to respect and be willing to fit into our culture.
Points, FOR immigration..Diversity ."Melting Pot theory" .Jobs that Blue collar white men do not want to do. .Culture. its not they just take up jobs n all of that oth…er things North America was built on Immigration. Without immigrants there would be no United States or Canada.
to live a better life. since america had started a new urbanization with more jobs around a a cleaner place to live they moved to the united states to start of a new life wher…e they have a home and get a job