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100 Years of Immigration

It's easy to get wrapped up in the current immigration debate, to feel like there's some sort of bottleneck going on, that the U.S. is facing new issues in uncharted territory. This couldn't be further from the truth. The Americans of 100 years ago were facing many of the same issues, some of them feeling overrun by waves of foreign immigrants who came to the U.S speaking a seemingly strange tongue, looking out of place, and amassing in new, ethnic communities. The only difference between now and then is where these immigrants are coming from. For example, in 1910 the U.S. issued 1,041,570 green cards. In 2010, the U.S. issued 1,042,625 green cards continue reading »