How many immigrants came to America from the Caribbean?
There have been many immigrants who came to America from the Caribbean over the years. There have been over 3.5 million immigrants who came from the Caribbean.
It is impossible to say when the first immigrants came to America. Immigrants have been coming to America for thousands of years. The Pilgrim fathers were immigrants. The people that came with Columbus were immigrants. Many other people had come to America long before Columbus and they were immigrants. The first people on the American continent were immigrants.
Immigrants came to America mostly for economic reasons, religious rights, or to escape war, famine, or unrest in their homelands. Immigrants came to America, because there were more jobs in demand for unskilled workers. Immigrants came from many countries to escape famine, such as the Irish, religious and political persecution, and wars in their home countries. Many just wanted a chance for a better life and the "American Dream."
Immigrants traveled to many places across America and may not have had someone to stay with, so they stayed where ever they could afford to stay. If they had any, immigrants stayed with family or friends after they came to America. Other immigrants came as indentured servants, so their employer provided living quarters. Some came to claim land to homestead, so they would travel to the area which was soon to be open for homesteading…
Like many of today's immigrants, there were colonists who came to America because they were facing persecution (or experiencing prejudice) because of their religious or cultural beliefs. Also, like many of today's immigrants, there were colonists who came to America seeking a better life for themselves and their family, and economic opportunities that were not available to them in the old country.