The Immigration Of The United States

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For many centuries now immigration has been important to the key developments of North American countries. From the English settlers from the original 13 colonies, to the French who settled into what is now modern day Canada, even the Irish and German settlers during the Industrial revolution, all the way to Mexicans trying to find work in the booming U.S. economy after the second world war, immigrants have always flocked to America in search of a better life. The Immigration issues doesn’t just stop there either, even in today’s time many refugees from the middle east are fleeing Islamic terrorist groups only to find their rights and safety in America threatened as well. With the recent election of Donald Trump and the promises he has…show more content…
citizenship (Bray). The last but arguably the most important process is the application process. In this process the immigrant decides if they need legal help or not with the process (Bray). First, they fill out their set of application forms, collect documents, and then submit them to either a U.S. consulate in the immigrant’s home country. Second is attending an interview at any consulate outside of the United States. The last and most rewarding step is receiving either a visa or green card and protecting for U.S. citizenship! Even with the long and drawn out process, immigration continues to remain an important policy today. In Americas, early history immigration played an important role in the development of the United States. Dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s, the U.S. has had at least 1 million immigrants per year except for the 1930s due to the great depression. Just recently the U.S. has peaked at an all-time high from the years 2001-2010 with 10,501,100 million immigrants migrating into the U.S. (immigration). Proving that immigration continues to play a big portion in the U.S. society. Unlike the United States, Canada is more tedious and selective on who they allow into the country. In America one can simply enter the country if they allow into the country. In America one can simply enter the country if they have relatives already in the country. In Canada, it is much different however as it is a “what can you
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