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What is Immigration?

What is Immigration.

Immigration is the process by which people move to another country to live permanently. Immigration has historically provided states with significant social, economic, and cultural benefits. The history of immigration is lengthy and diverse, and it has frequently led to the emergence of multicultural communities. Many modern states are distinguished by a wide range of cultures and ethnicities that have come about as a result of earlier waves of immigration.

"In no other sphere of our national life are we so handicapped and stultified by the dead hand of the past, as we are in this sector of immigration," President Harry S. Truman bemoaned in 1952. 1 Radical changes in immigration policy have a history dating back to colonial times, the Industrial Revolution, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and even now. The reason it's crucial to comprehend how immigration policy came to be is that many of the same discussions keep coming up, and the Biden administration will probably start to lift some of the limits put in place by previous president Donald J. Trump.

The post-World War II era saw a significant increase in immigration as a result of the post-war refugee movement and the collapse of colonial rule in Asia and Africa in the 1950s and 1960s. Immigration to previous imperial centers like the United Kingdom and France rose from these regions. The 1948 British Nationality Act, for instance, granted British nationality to citizens of the former Commonwealth colonies (potentially 800 million people) in the United Kingdom.

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