If you’re an American citizen, it’s no secret that immigration and new federal immigration laws are considered a controversial topic of conversation. While this may seem ironic coming from a nation formed by immigrants, over time the opinion regarding immigration has become increasingly more troubling. Historically, the first wave of immigrants came to colonial America from European power-house countries including England, France, and Germany, among others. These first immigrants fled their respective countries to escape political and religious intolerance as well as seek better financial opportunities. Between the years of 1870 and 1930, some 30 million immigrants of diverse backgrounds entered the United States, causing the U.S. to absorb about 60% of the world?s immigrants.
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