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Idioms chapter 10 (Immigration)

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Idioms chapter 10 (Immigration)
From 1901 to 1910 Europe immigrants arrived to USA 1.3 million people
packed up
their belongings and
set out

for
a new home.
While many immigrants had come expecting to find jobs,
put away
some money and then return home, only about a third did go back to the old country.
Most of the Europe immigrants stayed to start a new life and
put

down roots
in their new land.
Japan and Mexico immigrants.
When Europe immigrants arrived, they discovered, however, they had to work long and hard just to
scrape by
.
No all newcomers were from Europe, however. Between 1901 and 1910, young men from Japan came to work as agricultural laborers and railroad hands in the west.
In addition, political upheaval and economic hardship in Mexico
drove
many Mexicans
out
of their country at the start of the revolution in 1910.
Concerned that numbers beyond what the country could absorb were flowing in, the U.S.Congress decided it was necessary to
clamp down on
immigration by 1921.
Congress set limitations of 357,000 immigrants per year and established quotas.
After World War II (1939-1945), Congress was not clear about immigration policy. Japanese and non-Caucasian immigrants who previously did not
have the right

to
became citizens, could now apply for citizenship.
Quotas were imposed for Asian countries too. Responding to criticism, by 1965 Congress instituted sweeping charges, such as
doing away with
the country quotas. However, lawmakers also limited the total number of immigrants , with preference given to the professionals and highly skilled applicants the country needed.
no more quotas for immigrants
This changes in immigration coincided with political and economic changes in Asian and Latin American countries . The flow of Hispanics immigrants also increased by 1990, 83% of all new immigrants
came from
Latin America and Asia, rather than Europe.
Why people continue to immigrate to United states these day?
Many who come are
taking advantage of
a new policy of family reunification, which lets relatives join family members already here.
While the numbers and the reason for coming have not changed much, the destinations have change a bit. Many imigrants
opted for
the cities because it was easier
to blend it.
Today many immigrants
wind up
living
in
Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Phoenix, and elsewhere.
Finally, the contact immigrants have with their homeland has vastly changed
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