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12 November 2009 

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Immigration - the Changing Face of America

The United States remains a magnet for those fleeing turmoil and persecution and others simply seeking a better life. Robust immigration guarantees the continuation of a dynamic, ever-changing American society.

What draws people from across the globe to U.S.shores? How are immigrants received once they arrive? How have U.S.laws and regulations governing immigration changed since September 11, 2001? What unique contributions are specific immigrant groups making to American society?

Until recent decades, the vast majority of those who chose to make the journey were of European origin

 Impact & Attitudes


Other Links:

Visa Information for Permanent Residents (State Department)

Diversity Visa Lottery (State Department)

New American Voices
A series on immigrants adjusting to life in America