Roosevelt must have had a reason to state that all of us are descendants of the immigrants. Between 1880 and 1920, a time of rapid industrialization and urbanization, America received more than 20 million immigrants. Beginning in the 1890s, the majority of arrivals were from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, and by 1920 more than 4 million had entered the United States. Jews from Eastern Europe fleeing religious persecution also arrived in large numbers; over 2 million entered the United States between 1880 and 1920. The peak year for admission of new immigrants was 1907, when approximately 1.3 million people entered the country legally (“U.S. Immigration”). Within a decade, the outbreak of World War I (1914-1918) caused a decline in immigration. In 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War, the fall of Saigon led to the U.S.-sponsored evacuation of approximately 125,000 Vietnamese refugees. This first wave consisted mainly of military personnel and urban, educated professionals whose association with the U.S. military or the South Vietnamese government made them targets of the communist forces. In the late 1970s, a second wave of Vietnamese refugees entered the United States in what became known as the “boat people” refugee crisis (...
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...y” every time, but people don’t really know the deep meanings and contexts as well as history of those words. Therefore, they participated in different nativism and anti-immigration groups for the sake of protecting their own family, their own lives and their countries, without thinking about all the great traditions that the U.S. has been following. False information and the manipulator of media could lead to people being selfish and disgraceful. While the U.S. government provides the schooling until grade 12, children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited; millions have been forced to quit school. Presently, tens of thousands of Syrians already in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, who are living in tents or unfinished or unheated buildings, are facing snow and freezing temperatures from a harsh winter storm (Lancet).
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