The Immigration Of The United States Essay

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“Immigration to the United States has occurred in waves, one of the largest of which consisted of nearly 28 million people between 1880 and the late 1920’s. “The newcomers living in various countries throughout the world decided to leave there root of origin and immigrate to the United States for various reasons, some of which included freedom from political and religious persecution, famine, or to experience the American Dream of perceived economic opportunity. Once settled; immigrants were often stereotyped and discriminated against because they were “different”. Social Justice was nonexistent as Employers often took advantage of immigrants, men were paid less than other workers and women were paid less than men. (Library of Congress, 1990) The numbers of newcomers dropped dramatically in 1924, when Congress passed highly restrictive immigration legislation.”(Bankston, Carl L., 1999). “As time has passed the United States Immigration laws have made it increasing more desirable for individuals to seek illegal entry as opposed to the legal process. High regulation and subject to numerical limitations and eligibility requirements consisting of necessary family or employment relationship and lack of access to humanitarian protection, such as refuge or asylum status have played a significant role.”(American Immigration Council, March 2012)
“Although a self-professed nation of immigrants, the United States has historically shown ambivalence toward newcomers who enter the
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