“Immigration has made the United States of America”
~Hasia Diner, professor of history at NYU.
Civilizations need people, and like every society that came before it, and every society that will come after it, America has garnered its strength from its people. But what sets the United States apart is that, from the very beginning, we have relied on the migration of people from other parts of the world in order to grow our population, our economy, and our ideas.
That being said, from the involuntary migration of Africans as slaves to the illegal border-crossings in America’s Southwest in the 21st century, immigration has been a...