In the early 1900’s United States many people argued for immigration restriction to improve their lives and the lives of society. In the early 20th century the situation for immigration restriction was viewed as necessary by many people due to certain issue in society such as “North Atlantic Division we find the foreign white nearly three times as criminal as the native whites of native parentage, and we find the children of immigrants nearly three and one-half times as criminal” Prescott F. Hall (1906) Journal of Social Science, these facts describe how bad the situation is due to immigration and that immigrants children are directly the most criminal. While immigrants are more likely to commit a crime their children are much more likely than native born and more likely than their parents. This argument is placing the blame directly on immigrants for having children that are committing crimes, this is likely due to situation such as poor living conditions and that the children do not have the same mentality as their parents who had the struggle to get to the United States. A racist supe...
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...are many successful immigrants, there are no differences between the problems created by immigrants and the average native white American.
Immigration restriction during this time wouldn’t have benefited anyone, there were underlying causes for the lack of jobs that were not apparent to a large amount of people. Immigrants were easy targets since they seem to be taking jobs that other Americans would have taken at a higher wage. Machinery ultimately replaced cheap labor as the industries were improving efficiency and many native white Americans were unable to see this change. Industry reforms would have improved the situation especially with wage increases for anyone and shorter hours could have improved the amount of jobs available. Hatred towards immigrants set back the ability of people to fight against the real issues which made it impossible to improve upon.
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