Immigration And Nationalities Act : Human Resource Management

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Michael Hunter Professor Groth Bus 403: Human Resource Management 13 October 2014 Immigration and Nationalities Act According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an immigrant is “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence” (Merriam-Webster). Immigration is the actual movement of the immigrant. The first major migration into America took place with its discovery. When Columbus accidently discovered North American and it led to the widespread migration of the Western European settlers. That then caused the Atlantic slave trade between America, Africa, and Western Europe to occur. Another huge movement is the Industrial Revolution, which was “between 1880 and 1920, over 20 million immigrants entered the United States”…show more content…
There are many reasons why foreign people migrate to the United States. A few reasons consists of finance, living conditions, war, health reasons, and a search for a soul mate (Experts). Some of the migrants live in poverty, so in order to get out of it, they move to a place that have well-paying jobs. Coincidently they choose to work for a lesser price than American citizens do but its probably still more than what they make in their homeland. Also with poverty comes living conditions. People who are poor or who have very low income most likely live in ghettos. If a country were in a war or constantly going to war, one would like to move out of the country and stay out of the danger zone. Whether the battle is with another country or within the country. Health is another big reason for migration. Maybe a disease spreads throughout their homeland and they want to leave before getting the disease. If one becomes affected then they would like treatment, so they come to America because we have one of the best health researchers and one of the best curers of diseases. For example, the Ebola virus that has caught people’s attention especially Americans, is bringing patients from Africa to America for disease treatment. There were many statutes that tried to control the movement of immigration before the Immigration and Nationalities Act of 1952. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was one of the first significant laws to try to restrict
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