Immigration is a complicated system that grows larger and larger throughout the years. Middle Eastern immigration has grown by the thousands since the 1970’s not only the Middle East, but the U.S. immigration as well. 55% of immigrants come from Mexico and about 40% reside in California. Lots of people believe that immigrants are bad for the nation but studies show otherwise. Overall, Middle Eastern immigrants exist as much as Mexican immigrants.
Beginning almost 100 years ago, Middle East immigrant’s population in the United States has grown significantly. Although they only have information from 1970-2010, you can definitely see the increase. September 11, 2001 was an important date concerning the Middle East population in the United States. While there are many legal Middle Eastern’s living here, there are also a lot of illegal Middle Eastern immigrants living here. Religion wise, the percentage of Middle Eastern immigrants that are Muslim have increased drastically throughout the years; starting at only 15% and growing to about73%. So far, California has about the most Middle Eastern immigrant’s population in the United States, reaching to about 400,000. Like most immigrants, Middle Easterns came to the U.S in search of job opportunities and other things pertaining to a new country for them. Obviously, this is not always the case, but the majority of them were.
Continuing with the Middle Eastern immigrants, they usually tend to look for manufacturing jobs based on studies. Manufacturing jobs included: hart factories, automobiles assembly lines, and textile mills. Some of them chose self-employed lifestyle such as merchants. Arab immigrants even began arriving as early as the 1870’s and most of them were Christians. At the time, they were thankfully looking for unskilled workers but unfortunately, they were not paid very well. However, after World War 1, the U.S. worried about the amount of the Middle Eastern immigrants living there. In response to that, they passed the National Origins Act in 1924 with restricted the population of the Middle Easterns living in the U.S. This law wasn’t changed until 1965.
‘Federal immigration laws determine whether an alien, the rights, duties and obligations associated with being an alien in the United States, and how aliens gain residence or citizenship within the United States.” (www.law.cornell.edu/wex/immigration) This quote just informs you about what the federal immigrants laws do and how they affect immigrants living in United States. Focusing on the 1924 Immigration Act, it basically limited the amount of immigration in the United States. Of course that varied on the amount of non-immigrant. They were...