The Impact Of Immigration On The United States

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What are the benefits of having immigrants in the United States? What is the impact of immigrants in the United States economic system? How can we define the history of immigration in the United States? According to Nancy Kleniewski, “It has often been said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Immigration has been a long-term trend, but both the locations where immigrants settle and the places from which they come have changed over the years” (Kleniewski, 169). For a very long time in the United States, there seems to be an increase in the number of immigrants that come to this country for a better life in addition to gaining better opportunities, which they might not be able to get in their native country. Most immigrants that arrive in the United States are able to improve their quality of life because of employment. “During the first large wave of immigration, prior to 1890, the countries that sent the largest numbers of immigrants were the Northern European nations of Germany and the United Kingdom, with Scandinavia providing smaller but still substantial numbers. These immigrant groups were white, came from Northern Europe, were mostly Protestant, and had national origins similar to those of the native-born population, who were predominantly English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and French” (Kleniewski, 169). The primary form of immigration in the United States was mainly from European countries. These European immigrants were able to get away from the many
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