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Unformatted text preview: male (historically) Long distance migrants adult individuals Developing developed Migration to the US Prior to 1840 Britain After 1840 Western Europe Early 1900s Southern and eastern Europe US Europes safety valve Today? Clusters California, new York, new jersey, Florida, Texas, and Illinois Chain migration (going to an area on which one has a certain amount of knowledge) Quotas = maximum limits Who can migrate? Brain drain (best lawyers, engineers, doctors, etc. are leaving countries to come to US) US attitudes toward immigrants Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.-Emma Lazarus Illegal/legal immigration contributes about 40% to the US population growth Guest worker program, which may lead to citizenship for illegal laborers somewhere down the road....
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- Fall '08