The United States of America is often called a country of immigrants, and one cannot deny the fact that the majority of its today population is made up by those who migrated to the area a long time ago looking for a better life. The rapid expansion of the United States, its colonisation and development have created a permanent need for additional human resources. A number of socio-economic factors, among them, are agrarian overpopulation, national and religious oppression, famine outbreaks, and political persecution in other parts of the world — especially in Europe — made people search for a new home across the ocean.
The abolition of feudal restrictions made the people legally free and freed the slaves. It majorly contributed to the growth of intercontinental migrations. Moreover, the development of maritime and air transport made it easier for people to go to different parts of the planet. In the States, the account of immigration of the U.S. has been carried out since 1820, which makes it possible to determine that up to our days about sixty million of people has moved to America from other places. Not to mention those who came here in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In this way, the migration caused little to no harm to the country, as the people satisfied America’s need in growth.
According to statistics, in the present days, the population of the United States still grows rapidly, with the natural growth of 2 million people per a year, and with legal immigration increase of 1 million per a year. About 800 thousand immigrate to the States illegally, which altogether makes around 4 million of annual population increase.
The United States attract immigrants from all over the world because of presenting itself as a place of political freedom and economic opportunities. As the saying goes, America is the country of dreams. And, as a result of that, America is also a country of diversity. When in New York, one can hear a wide range of languages, from Spanish to Hebrew, as well as to meet people with French, Chinese, Russian, or any other descent. What is especially interesting, that most of them happen to have American citizenship and to be Americans in general. The reason is, just as mentioned many times before, the United States is a welcoming country. Just like it welcomed millions of people a long time ago, it continues on having the immigration policy that allows people to move to the States and find a better life there.
The United States of America is often called a country of immigrants, and one cannot deny the fact that the majority of its today population is made up by those who migrated to the area a long time ago looking for a better life. The rapid expansion of the United States, its colonisation and development have created a permanent need for additional human resources.