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cristian rodriguez

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of immigration

Immigration Hispanics In 1950 fewer than 4 million U.S. residents were from spanish speaking countries.Today that number is about 45 million.In this day and time, hispanics from across the border enter the U.S. illegaly in search for jobs and better lives for themselves and children. Puertoricans Puertoricans did not migrate into the U.S. but instead were absorbed into it during the american expansion of the late 19th century.Economic depressions and two world wars forced many puertoricans to migrate from the island in search for better opportunities. Asians The Asian population includes many groups who differ in language, culture, and length of residence in the United States.Of the total United States population 4.2 percent reported they were Asian. Germans After the year 1800 Germans poured into the U.S. because modernization made immigrating more convenient. Many were in search of religious freedom.they mostly settled in Midwestern states with high concentrations of Germans. Italians About 5 million Italians mirgrated to the U.S. to cities in the northeast, where most began as unskilled laborers.The main reason for immigration is because of poor economic opportunities.
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