National Immigrants Day is celebrated in the United States on October 28 every year. Americans are proud that during their existence they have accepted different people from all over the world, and the contribution to the culture, traditions, and customs of the state is difficult to underestimate.
Immigrants in America are approximately 14% of the total population. This means that anyone who considers the United States their home is very likely to have roots in some other country. When America became an independent state, it immediately began to accept different peoples who fled from oppression, hunger, and other forms of suffering.
Ellis Island in New York Harbor has become a real immigration point, where more than 12 million people have passed through, dreaming of a free and happy life for themselves and their families. When their application was approved, the former immigrants were given all the rights and privileges of US citizens.
On this important day, we need to come together and raise a toast to those who have achieved a better life! There are many such people. They continue to stay in a free country and make positive adjustments to its way of life.
- The first migrants may have been settlers who traveled from Africa to Eurasia 1.8 million years ago.
- Belonging to other nationalities can be easily tracked through genetic analysis.
- In 2013, about 2 million immigrant families were on the waiting list for housing in the UK.
- The Green Card is a document allowing you to live in the United States and find a job.
- The most attractive state for tourists is Texas.
- The largest immigrant group are Mexicans.
How to take part
On National Day, you can visit the immigration museum on the island, see its organization, and learn more about it at the time when it was still in operation. You can also learn more about your family – you can do it yourself or ask for help from relatives, experts in matters. Additionally, you can take the US Citizenship Test, which can be found online.
When is National Immigrants Day celebrated in 2023?
National Immigrants Day is observed on October 28 each year.