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The “Second Great Wave” of Immigration: Growth of the Foreign-Born Population Since 1970

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Tweet Written By: Elizabeth M. Grieco Many Americans can trace their ancestral roots to the “great wave” of immigration that occurred during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is not surprising, as the foreign-born population grew rapidly during this … Continue reading

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Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population

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Tweet On January 1, 1892, the federal government opened the immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants were processed into the country there. Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, … Continue reading

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