Changing Trends in US Immigration Over the Centuries 

From 1820 to today, the waves of immigration to the United States have had high swings and low swings. Wave one brought 7.5 million newcomers. The Potato Famine was happening in Ireland and half of their population relocated to the U.S. Germany also lost a large part of its population through U.S. immigration due to political censorship and heavy taxation. Wave two was the American Gold Rush and the Chinese workers coming to seek their fortune. USAFIS has a team of professionals that are ready to help you apply for the Green Card Lottery. They will walk you through every step of the process.

Wave three led into the 20th century and is known as The New Immigration. The main point of entry for new immigrants was Ellis Island, which processed 1,285,349 newcomers in 1907 alone. The Great Depression put a significant damper on U.S. immigration, as well as the National Origins Act. This decline lasted throughout much of the 20th century. After years of sluggish immigration, the U.S. foreign-born population dropped to 4.7 percent in 1970.

During the next ten years, however, the number of Mexicans who came to the U.S. doubled, and they became the dominant foreign-born population. Immigration trends are always evolving and the newest immigrants are now more likely to immigrate from India or China. Both countries passed Mexico as countries of origin for newcomers arriving in America in 2013. Recent data show that Asian immigration will continue to change the U.S. demographics in a different direction. This could be a new wave in the making. If you are considering relocating to the U.S., contact USAFIS. They will make sure your application for the Green Card Lottery is error-free.