Immigration In America

“I am among those  Americans whose ancestors include men and women from many different European countries. The proportion of Americans of this type will steadily increase. I do not believe in hyphenated Americans. I do not believe in German-Americans or  Irish-Americans; and I believe just as little in English-Americans. I do not approve of American citizens of German descent forming organizations to force  he United States into practical alliance with Germany because their ancestors came from Germany. Just as little do I believe in American citizens of English  descent forming leagues to force the United States into an alliance with England because their ancestors came from England.”

Theodore Roosevelt 
October 1915


My father came to the United States in 1912 to search for a better life. There were no jobs in our small village of Goon Do Hung in southern China. My father needed money to take care of his new family and his widowed mother. When he first arrived in the United States, he did any kind of job he could get. After a while, he became an apprentice  …

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