TITLE

Introduction

AUTHOR(S)
Lingen, Marissa K.
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Chinese Immigration;2002, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The United States is proud of its heritage and history as a nation of immigrants, and the author's family is an example. All eight of his great-grandparents were immigrants who left Ireland a century and a half ago, when that land was devastated by the massive famine caused by the potato blight. When the author was a young boy, his grandfather used to take him down to the docks in Boston, Massachusetts and regale him with stories about the Great Famine and the waves of Irish immigrants who came to the United States seeking a better life. The United States was a promising land for them. Immigrants have always been an indispensable part of the United States. The inspiring poem by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York is United States' welcome to all immigrants. Immigration is beneficial for the United States and for countries throughout the world.
ACCESSION #
12183051

 

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