Immigration Problem In America

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Immigration: A Problem Increasing Every Year Immigration Immigration started back in 1492 with Columbus and the pilgrims when he wanted to discover more land. He was really looking for a quicker route East when he stopped on what is now called America, and people have migrated from that point on. So mostly everyone in America back then was an immigrant. But it wasn’t until the year of 1892, when more than 12 million immigrants made their first stop in America at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. As a matter of fact, more than 40 percent of Americans can trace their family history back to Ellis Island. Most of the immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island were from eastern and southern Europe. In many cases, they came to escape the poverty and religious intolerance that existed in small towns in their own countries. And the way it worked was that when the ship arrived at the doc, health officers would board the ship in the harbor and look for signs of diseases. If the ship passed their inspection, doctors then would…show more content…
As history would show, this legal immigration led to illegal immigration and foreshadowed today’s debate on these topics. Immigration in February of 1928 about the burden of the unrestricted flow of Mexicans on the state’s taxpayers, prisons, hospitals and American workers’ wages. He estimated that while 67,000 Mexicans entered the U.S. legally the prior year, many times that number entered illegally. I believe that today’s high level of illegal immigration originated during the war years of the early 1940s. Labor shortages caused the federal government to set up a program to import Mexican laborers to work temporarily in agriculture, primary in the Southwest. This was called the Bracero Program. The goal was to import foreign workers during agricultural harvest and then encourage them to go

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