Children proudly wave the American flag during a children naturalization ceremony in July at a stadium in Manchester, NH. Immigration has shaped the United States as a nation since the first newcomers arrived over years ago. Beyond being a powerful demographic force responsible for how the country and its population became what they are today, immigration has contributed deeply to many of the economic, social, and political processes that are foundational to the United States as a nation. Although immigration has occurred throughout American history, large-scale immigration has occurred during just four peak periods: the peopling of the original colonies, westward expansion during the middle of the 19th century, and the rise of cities at the turn of the 20th century. The fourth peak period began in the s and continues today. These peak immigration periods have coincided with fundamental transformations of the American economy.
Hispanics, Asians fuel Michigan population rise
Hispanics, Asians fuel Michigan population increase, census data shows
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Japanese Americans were among the three largest Asian American ethnic communities during the 20th century; but, according to the census , they have declined in number to constitute the sixth largest Asian American group at around ,, including those of partial ancestry. People from Japan began migrating to the US in significant numbers following the political, cultural, and social changes stemming from the Meiji Restoration in These early Issei immigrants came primarily from small towns and rural areas in the southern Japanese prefectures of Hiroshima , Yamaguchi , Kumamoto , and Fukuoka  and most of them settled in either Hawaii or along the West Coast. The Japanese population in the United States grew from in mostly students to 2, in and 24, by
There are 2. The Vietnamese community in the United States was minimal until the South Vietnamese immigration to the country following the Vietnam War which ended in Early immigrants were refugee boat people , loyal to South Vietnam in the conflict who fled political persecution or sought economic opportunities.