I looked up at the sky yesterday and saw a flock of birds coming in to our country as they usually do every year. Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement and has been recorded as much as 3,000 years by Ancient Greek authors like Aristotle and Homer.
The primary motivation for migration appears to be food and they are free to go were they want to hunt. The birds are welcome and they are not doing something illegal. How can a bird be illegal? Human activities have threatened many migratory bird species and that is a huge problem.
People are also moving from one country to another and that is called Immigration. Just ask the indians.
Immigrants are motivated to leave their former countries of citizenship, or habitual residence, for a variety of reasons, including a lack of local access to resources, a desire for economic prosperity, to find or engage in paid work, to better their standard of living, family reunification, retirement, climate change or environmentally induced migration, exile, escape from prejudice, conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one`s quality of life.
Many people claim they are threatened by a bunch of immigrants that are refusing to assimilate to their culture and their way of life. They claim they are illegal aliens, but that is not true because a human being can never be illegal.
Killing is illegal.
Columbus returned to America in 1493, but this time he was not alone. He brought a force of 17 ships. He began to implement slavery and mass-extermination of the Taino population of the Caribbean.
The Europeans took indians lands and saw themselves as the superior culture bringing civilization to an inferior culture. The colonial world view split reality into popular parts; good and evil, body and spirit, man and nature, head and hear, European and primitive.
The world view which converted bare economic self-interest into noble, even moral, motives was a notion of Christianity as the one redemptive religion which demands fealty from all cultures. In this remaking of the American Indians the impetus drove the conquistador`s invading wars not exploration, but the drive to expand an empire, not discovery of new land, but the drive to accumulate treasure, land and cheap labor.
We are billions of people on this planet with so many different cultures which is the expression of people`s creativity. Everything they make which is distinctively theirs like: language, art, music, healing, religion, cooking, agriculture, style and the institutions governing social life.
It all boils down to one thing: Respect!
In 2013, the United Nations estimated that there were 231, 522, 215 immigrants in the world which is 3,25 percent of the world population. The United Arab Emirates has the largest proportion of immigrants in the world, followed by Qatar.
London has become multiethnic as a result of immigration. In 2008, Black British and British Asian children outnumbered white British children by about 3 to 2 in government-run schools.
American immigration history can be viewed in four epochs: the colonial period, the mid-19th century, the start of the 20th century, and post-1965. Each period brought distinct national groups, races and ethnicities to the United States.
During the 17th century, approximately 400,000 English people migrated to Colonial America. Over half of all European immigrants to Colonial America during the 17th and 17th centuries arrived as indentured servants.
The mid-19th century saw mainly an influx from northern Europe; the early 20th-century mainly from Southern and Eastern Europe; post-1965 mostly from Latin America and Asia.
Historians estimate that fewer than 1 million immigrants came to the United States from Europe between 1600 and 1799. The 1790 Act limited naturalization to «free white persons».
It was expanded to include blacks in the 1860
s and Asians in the 1950s. In the early years of the United States, immigration was fewer than 8,000 people a year, including French refugees from the slave revolt in Haiti.
After 1820, immigration gradually increased. From 1836 to 1914, over 30 million migrated to the United States. The death rate on these transatlantic voyages was high, during which one in seven travelers dies.
In 1875, the nation passed its first immigration law, the Page Act of 1875.
After an initial wave of immigration from China following the California Gold Rush, Congress passed a series of laws culmination in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, banning virtually all immigration from China until the law
s repeal in 1943. In the late 1800s, immigration from other Asian countries, especially to the West Coast, became more common.
The peak year of European immigration was in 1907, when 1,285,349 persons entered the country. By 1910, 13,5 million immigrants were living in the United States.
Immigration patterns of the 1930`s were dominated by the Great Depression. In 1929, there were 279,678 immigrants recorded, but in 1933, only 23,068 came to the U.S.
In the early 1930`s, more people emigrated from the United States than to it.
Immigrants is positive for the economy and makes the average American better off. Immigrants contribute more than $10 billion a year to the economy. The Kauffman Foundation index of entrepreneurial activity is nearly 40% higher for immigrants than for natives.
Immigrants were involved in the founding of many prominent American high-tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Sun Microsystems, and eBay.
All Americans are immigrants, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of them. He moved to the United States in September 1968 at the age of 21, speaking little English. He became the biggest movie star in the world in the 1990`s and are the most famous immigrant in America.
What gave him the opportunities and were he is today is the open arms of Americans. He said; «I have been adopted by America.
Schwarzenegger is born in Thal, Styria, Austria, and his father was the local chief of police, and served in World War II as a Hauptfeldwebel after voluntarily joining the Nazi Party and SA in 1938. According to Arnold, both his parents were very strict.
He grew up in a Roman Catholic family, and in an interview with Fortune in 2004, he told how he suffered what «would now be called child abuse» at the hands of his father: «My hair was pulled, and I was hit with belts. So was the kid next door. Many of the children I`ve seen were broken by their parents, which was the German-Austrian mentality.
t want to create an individual. It was about conforming. I was one who did not conform, and whose will could not be broken. Therefore, I became a rebel. Every time I got hit, and every time someone said, «you cant do this», I said;
“this is not going to be for much longer, because I`m going to move out of here. I want to be rich. I want to be somebody.”
Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.
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