Immigration to the United States  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The United States of America has had a long history of immigration, from the first English settlers to arrive on the shores of the country to the waves of immigration from Europe in the 19th century to immigration in the present day. Throughout American history immigration has been a controversial issue.

The history of immigration to the United States of America is, in some senses, the history of the United States itself and the journey from beyond the sea is an essential element of the American myth, appearing over and over again in everything from The Godfather to "The Song of Myself" to Neil Diamond's "America" to the animated feature An American Tail.



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