The entire population of the United States is a combination of emigration and immigration. This mainly took place during the 18th century with Africa and England, in the 19th century with Europeans, in the twentieth century with Latin America and Asia, and finally the immigration in the 21st century. The massive European migration into the United States impacted it greatly. This took place at the start of World War I in 1914. The emigration of 65 million Europeans has profoundly changed world culture. Indo-European language is now spoken by half of the world, Europe’s biggest religion, Christianity, now has the most followers, and now the art, music, literature, philosophy, and ethics has also diffused throughout the world. This shows that without the migration the United States would not be at all what it is today.
Immigration to the United States can be both legal and illegal. Legal immigration has reached the highest level since the early 20th century. However, there are many more who want to migrate to the US then are permitted so therefor they are immigrating illegally. Doing this means entering without the proper documents which is known as undocumented immigrants. The two ways that people are coming over illegally is by either entering the country as students or tourists and then remaining after they are supposed to live or by slipping across the boarder. Many argue whether or not this undocumented entry is helping or hurting the country. Some say that these undocumented immigrants take the jobs that no one else wants and others argue that the boarder control needs to be more efficient to stop them from coming over. The immigration Reform and Control Act tried to reduce the amount of undocumented migration and made it harder for recent immigrants to get jobs and therefore in a way “chase them out”.
Due to the fact that immigrants used to come in by ship they would cluster in areas such as California, New York, Florida, and Texas. With the undocumented immigrants, the patter in similar. They are also located in Arizona, Illonius, Georgia, and New Jersey and well as the previously stated. Poeple usually migrate to places where people from the same setttlement previously settled. Chain migration is the migration of people to a specific area due to factors such as the fact that family members have previously migrated there.
1.) What is undocumented migration?
2.) How do undocumented immigrants get into the country?
3.) What areas do immigrants usually cluster in and why?
4.) What is a reason why people do not mind allowing undocumented immigrants come into the country?
5.)Since when had legal immigration reached its highest level?
6.) What is the Immigration Reform and Control Act?
7.) What is chain migration? Why do people do this?
Relevant to Real World:
1.) People are always debating the pros and cons of illegal immigration.http://searchwarp.com/swa61485.htm
2.)Immigration has created many things in the world such as religion, language, etc. (paragraph one)
1.) http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BA4I420091212 (tells about officials cracking down on foreign migration)
2.http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis (shows immigration services)
3.) http://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/1685702.html (tells about the impacts of immigration on US culture)