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Thematic Essay: Immigration Research Paper

EssayChat / Jan 2, 2019

A fraudulent research order by "Jennifer Ordenana" from Cordova, TN.

In this assignment, the student provides a discussion of immigration, considering geographical trends in conjunction with tensions that have been involved in ongoing operations for immigration policy, the history of immigration, and other aspects of the phenomena that have been worthy of research in ongoing political developments and changes in government. Immigration patterns have involved different patterns between different times in the past, and the following gives consideration to trends that took place in the late 19th century through 21st. Through the reports of literature and discussion of trends that took place during this time, it is evident that the government in the United States has involved decreasing but still remaining tensions regarding immigration policy and related domestic processes across this approximately 100 years.


Immigration ResearchImmigration patterns have varied substantially between the late 1800s and late 1900s, while the turn of the century gave rise to new trends that are continually addressed through different policy types. These new trends have resulted in some controversy regarding the optimal path for development in some policies and migration trends, but researchers have found that the migration patterns have been controlled by factors that are still theoretical equivalents of the types of factors that controlled the evolutionary patterns of animals and humans. Immigration is regarded to be one of the challenges to the government that has been particularly great in contrast to other developments that have been present in American history, and developers continue to work to make the most of a system that combines people from around the world in an organized way that is both efficient and limiting. Near the end of the 19th century, people were attempting to make the most of federal policies controlling international travel, and more recently the changes to immigration policy have resulted in changes to the demographics and job availability that have affected social and political demands. People that continue to immigrate in the present area are more likely to have employment involved in some aspect of it, versus people that are involved in some aspect of another area in comparison to the past (History).

One of the most significant areas of federal legislation that limited people travelling internationally and migrating was the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which had been created for the purposes of attaining more control over the people who wanted to cross borders while enjoying the privileges that had been established by administration. This changed the nature of government operations and a range aspects of politics, leading to changes across the country alongside the opening of Ellis Island. Following this, the immigration patterns changed to some extent from the influx of immigrants from Russia, which had been followed by an influx of Italian, Greek, and other immigrants during that time period. By the turn of this century, the nation had surpassed the changes from these influxes to establish what is known as a 'melting pot' culture, and this name is one of the indicators of the extent of immigration that has been allowed in the region.

Immigration trends in the early 1990s were somewhat different than they were near the end of the 1800s, but still much variant comparably than they were near the turn of the current century. Something referred to as the Gentleman's Agreement was passed in the early 1900s in Japan, and many people were affected by this as well as the developments that took place in the Angel Island Immigration Station at San Francisco Bay. Mexican influx levels changed during this time as a result of the revolutionary battles that had been taking place during their war, and changes also occurred in the levels of Jewish immigration as a result of developments in European programs. Wars also occurring in Turkey, Armenia, and Russia led more and more people to seek the United States as a shelter or free area, considering that it had not experienced war within recent years and the economic factors facilitated an equal or greater chance of prosperity following migration to the country. Many immigrants moved to New York for the extent of urban development that had taken place during this time, and the in the lower areas of the city, the influxes of immigrants and impacts on industrial operations were particularly great due to the extent of changes that took place in the average neighborhood (LEF, 2018).

As the 1900s continued, immigration in the US continued to increase, mostly due to a combination of continued demands of safety from war and the increased economic potentials that would result from a move. It appeared that regardless of country of origin, there was a general humanitarian trend of people requiring a level of economic challenge that was much higher to seek an international journey away from family while escaping general hardships involved in daily life in comparison to the economic levels that are present in people that are victims to wars who choose to migrate due to a combination of safety and permanent relocation considerations. Following the initiation of the first World War, which took place in 1914, the American citizens tended to generally prefer immigration for different reasons as the potentials for their involvements varied. Changes were also occurring in the political areas of nationalism and consideration of foreign terrorism, and the potential for terrorists to concern government officials resulted in greater levels of security checks than had been established previously in policies for the border crossing processes. In the 1920s, people began to pass laws that limited immigrants for the first time to the extent in many years.

In the 1990s through the turn of the current century, immigration levels have began to increase greatly again, as people have had increasing combinations of transportation or overall journey affordability with economic potential that is available in the country. This has resulted in major increases as immigration limits have permitted people travelling for these reasons in combination with the previously discussed reasons of demands for safety from war and extremely low economic conditions present in a country. The extent of these changes have paralleled increases in transportation affordability that has continued in addition to people increasing wanting to travel as the globalization phenomenon increases from e-commerce and international business developments (American Progress).

All of this has led the current developments in integration to give consideration to many questions for direction in ongoing developments which can be considered in establishment and improvement phases that result in optimal outcomes. These questions that could be used as the basis of formal research inquiries for expansions of the existing knowledge base include if the country has an obligation to keep its borders open in terms of immigration policy, and to continue to keep maximum limits for immigrants as international standards have been established to such great extents anyhow. Another issue that should be considered in ongoing research and development is the extent that immigrations have potential to address their own language and other demands from the region that they migrated from, avoiding the concept of 'culture shock' while also avoiding the potential to misinterpret what they are able to do once they have arrived in the country from a travel from their home lands that they may not be able to return from in the near term (USA Facts, 2018).


Immigration patterns have continued to demand unique processes in governmental rules, regulations, and societal reactions in terms of other areas such as benefits, infrastructure, and employee policy. Recent globalization has involved major increases, leading people to question whether limits should be established analogous to those that had been established previously. It is recommended that additional scholars doing research in the field give consideration to governmental, awareness, and other common demands regarding both the immigrants and lives that they potentially affect.


American Progress (AP). (2018). The Facts on Immigration Today.

Gerber, D. (2011). American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

History. (2018). U.S. Immigration Before 1965.

Liberty-Ellis Foundation (LEF). (2018). Immigration Timeline.

USA Facts. (2018). Immigration throughout history.

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