Unformatted text preview: eastern Europe to escape violence and political instability in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Several million Jews also immigrated to the United States before and after World War II. 3. Recent immigration (1970–present): Large numbers of people have come from Mexico, China, Korea, India, and the Philippines, as well as other parts of Latin America and Asia. The New York Melting Pot During a 2000 study, the New York State Comptroller discovered that close to 140 languages are spoken in Queens, which probably makes this borough the most diverse area of the United States....
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