List of things immigrants brought to america

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"Coming to America" - Great Stories of Immigration

A dozen facts about immigration

Woven together, these stories form the backbone of the United States. To mark Immigrant Heritage Month, here are 10 things you need to know about immigrants today:. Immigrants are an important part of the U. To supercharge these contributions, the DACA expansion and DAPA program—which are both currently held up in the courts—need to move forward in order to provide a temporary but much needed sense of relief for millions of American families. Ultimately, Congress must pass a permanent pathway to citizenship. Fixing the American immigration system will ensure that all people living in the country can maximize their potential and contribute to a shared American prosperity. Philip E.

We're not invaders and we're not charity cases, writes a Nigerian-born professor. We're Americans, invested in the nation's future.
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Antwan Herron x Feb 16, With so much effort expended by our new executive administration on banning foreign immigrants from entering America, we may be seduced into historical amnesia — into forgetting that we are, truly, a nation of immigrants. You may find this difficult to believe, but there was a time when we used floppy disks and CD-ROMs to save documents and dub music.

The standard account of American immigration focuses on the acculturation and assimilation of immigrants and their children to American society. This analysis typically ignores the significant contributions of immigrants to the creation of American culture through the performing arts, sciences, and other cultural pursuits. Immigrants and their children are not born with more creative talents than native-born citizens, but their selectivity and marginality may have pushed and pulled those with ability into high-risk career paths that reward creative work. The presence of large numbers of talented immigrants in Hollywood, academia, and the high-tech industries has pushed American institutions to be more meritocratic and open to innovation than they would be otherwise. The lives of most immigrants are a dialectic between the memories of the world left behind and the day-to-day struggles of learning the ropes of a new society. Mastering a new language, living and working among strangers, and coping with the unfamiliar are only some of the challenges faced by immigrants. It is no wonder that nostalgia has a strong grip on the cultural pursuits of immigrants.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Aurélie D. says:

    The United States has been shaped by successive waves of immigration from the arrival of the first colonists through the present day.

  2. Mary L. says:

    Immigrants brought us all these useful everyday things. You don't really want that wall or that ban, do you, America? Didn't think so.

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