Asian Immigrants Coming To America Essay

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America is a country that is constantly being made up of different immigrants ranging from all over of the world. In today’s research provided by the Pew Research Center, Asians are now on pace to becoming the largest population of immigrants in the United States. The Hispanic population is no longer known for having the highest rate of immigrants with the Asians taking up nearly forty percent of the entire immigrant population. It has been nearly fifty years that the Hispanic population held the most immigrants coming to America. Studies have shown that the numbers for the Hispanics have declined while the Asians are steadily increasing. While obtaining citizenship is the main point of immigrating, the Asian American Community wants to feel some type of integration while living in America. There are many reasons as to why immigrants want to come to the United States, it is fair to say that a majority of people whom leave their home countries are in search of a better…show more content…
For centuries now, Asians have been targeted and discriminated against since the 1800’s. The first waves of Asian immigrants were from china coming from the 1820’s through 1830’s. It wasn’t until 1882 that the United States signed the Chinese Exclusion Act on May 6th by President Chester Arthur that halted any Chinese immigration for ten years and did not allow them to become citizens. Following that, the Geary Act extended it for another ten years of excluding all Chinese. In 1902, the law became permanent and fully excluded all hopes and anticipation of these racially structured laws that prohibited the Chinese from immigrating. After following the result of World War two, the Magnuson Act repealed the previous Acts and permitted 105 Chinese per year. Historically, Asians have had to face many obstacles by immigrating over to America and being accepted as a

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