Evolving Trends in Immigration to the United States Over Time

America is made up of immigrants from all over the world, but the rate of immigration has not been a steady stream. Swings in the rate of U.S. immigration have come from economic boom and bust, government intervention, famine, war, and religious persecution. Those coming to America from specific countries fall and rise, and the top three countries of origin have changed many times over the years, based on the factors. The mission of USAFIS is to assist people who want to apply for the Green Card Lottery. They help immigrants and their families make their dreams a reality by supporting them through the process.

Immigration doubled young America from 1820 to 1870, with more than 7.5 million newcomers coming to the country. Ireland saw half of its residents leave for the U.S. due to the Potato Famine. There are more Irish Americans in the U.S. than there are Irish nationals. Germany felt the pull of the New World due to growing public unrest in the country. One-third of the total ethnic German population lives in America. The gold rush in California brought Chinese workers after they experienced a crop failure in southern China. The 20th century immigration wave is dubbed “The New Immigration.” Ellis Island processed an unbelievable 1,285,349 immigrants in 1907 alone. The newcomers, Italians, Russians and Hungarians, were looking for economic opportunity and religious freedom. USAFIS has a team of experts ready to help you and your family apply for immigration to the United States. Contact them today!