Do you understand the reasons that immigrants are flocking to our shores? Are they only coming to get the "free services"?
Our ancestors came to America years ago before severe restrictions applied, like quotas and visas. Only those in steerage class had to go through Ellis Island; those who had the money for first or second class passage proceeded directly into NYC. It was similar in other ports, but New York was the main entrance point for millions of Europeans. Walking over the borders from Canada and Mexico was unrestricted.
Assimilation into American culture was difficult then, as it is now. Immigrants have made enormous contributions, despite rampant discrimination! And even then the streets were not paved with gold, as they soon discovered. Indeed, they were expected to pave them!
Join us on October 16 to learn more and share insights. All are welcome!
Questions? Contact Diane at (860) 649-9827.