What events occurring around the world today have influenced people to leave their homelands and seek refuge in the United States?
It's difficult to give a specific answer because the U.S. has become a home to almost every nationality. However, civil war/unrest in a country and poverty are two of the main reasons people immigrate to other countries. There are cases where government or military personnel seek political asylum to avoid imprisonment or execution in their home country.
The United States is afraid of their neighbors, they know that if they don't keep them economically under control, they will be in big trouble. All of the United State's enemies reside in the Eastern hemisphere, by keeping Latin American countries economically weak this prevents wars between the United States and Latin American countries from occurring. How does the United States economically weaken these countries? The United States gives them free money and supplies regularly…
The United States was in war with Germany in 1917. During these times Nativists (American born extremists who were against immigrants) wanted to get rid of all German culture. Beethoven and Bach were two German composers that influenced the United States, and Nativists hated that so they banned their music from the United States.