Immigration And The United States

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According to former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, “immigration presents the possibility of bringing new skills, new talents, new blood…” (“France Seeks”), though others think differently. Immigration, the act of abandoning one’s homeland to establish a new life in another country, was not a concept that has suddenly erupted in present time. In fact, immigration is a process, not an event; it never had an actual start date, nor will it have an actual end date. Knowing the background of immigration across the world, the history of immigration in the United States, the immigration process, and the controversies and debates immigration carries are important aspects to consider to knowing when, why, and how immigration was, is, and will continue for centuries as a form of human migration. Foreigners have been leaving their homelands, primary to the United States, for decades (“Immigration”). Although there isn’t an exact date when this basic form of immigration began, there has been some form of immigration since the beginning of mankind, whether it be migrating from within the region or outward (“Emigration and Immigration”). In fact, anthropologists believe that even the Native Americans crossed an early bridge from Asia into what would later become known as North America (“Emigration and Immigration”). Immigration historians generally divided immigration into three sections. The first section, from 1815 to 1860, and the second section, from 1860 to 1890, where
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