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The US faced a wave of immigrants into the country in the 1990’s which altered the settlement patterns in the country. The new immigrants at this time changed the past trend where they settled in the Contiguous States (In Massey, 2008). In the 1990’s, the immigrants altered the pattern and ended around the Western States with a few concentrated around the North East. As
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AMERICAN HISTORY 1877 TO CURRENT 4 a consequence, the US reacted by passing laws that hindered illegal immigration. For instance, illegal immigrants were barred from accessing food stamps as well as disability assistance from the US government (Nash et al., 2000). The Congress took the move in a bid to reduce illegal entry into the country.
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AMERICAN HISTORY 1877 TO CURRENT 5 References Edwards, S., Esquivel, G., & Márquez, G. (2009). The Decline of Latin American Economies: Growth, Institutions, and Crises . Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2009. In Massey, D. S. (2008). New faces in new places: The changing geography of American immigration . New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Nash, G. B., Jeffrey, J. R., Howe, J. R., Davis, A. F., Frederick, P. J., & Winkler, A. M. (Eds.). (2000). The American people: Creating a nation and a society (Vol. 2). Addison-Wesley. Rothermund, D. (2002). The global impact of the Great Depression 1929-1939 . Routledge.
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