Immigration in America

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1.Compare and contrast the Cuban immigration to Puerto Rican migration. What are their similarities and what are the differences? In considering your answer, be sure to include the who, what, when, where and why of each immigrants group. Puerto Ricans are not a single mixture of culture, and they have lived in the United States since the 1910’s , primarily a small group lived in New York city, not more than 2,000 Puerto Ricans in all the America. The Puerto Rico Island became a possession of the United States after the Spanish- American War. In 1917 the Jonas Act benefited citizenship on Puerto Ricans. By 1940 there were fewer than 70,000 living in the US, and the majority of them settled in New York City. The Puerto Ricans migration started after the World War II, and the reason for it was economic. Puerto Rico was struggling to develop a growing economy, and because of the inexpensive airplanes fares between San Juan and New York City, by 1970 there were about 1.5 million Puerto Ricans in America. The first immigrants settled in the East Harlem, Manhattan, but they spread out rapidly into the other four New York City boroughs. In 1970, 64 percent of Puerto Ricans lived in New York. By 1980 this figure had dropped to 50 percent, and Puerto Rican enclaves had grown in other major cities-particularly Hartford, Connecticut; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Miami. During the 1970s, Because economic conditions in the United States was getting worse, more Puerto Ricans returned to the island than came to America. Puerto Ricans had always been two-way migration pattern, and they rather lived there than America. The first Puerto Ricans immigrants in America were unskilled, uneducated, and and tend to be young. They worked in gourmet Industry services, like hotels, restaurants, and hospitals. Middle class

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