Encyclopedia of North American immigration by John Powell

By John Powell

Encyclopedia of North American Immigration is a great, finished one-volume encyclopedia which includes greater than three hundred A-to-Z entries on occasions, issues, humans, locations, and laws regarding immigration. This beneficial connection with a well-liked and ever-changing subject offers user-friendly and concise details at the teams, guidelines, and occasions that outlined the world's maximum migration of peoples and Read more...

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President Franklin Roosevelt relaxed restrictions on refugee immigrants in 1937, leading to an increase in visas. Between the incorporation of Austria into the German Reich in 1938 and the entry of the United States into World War II in 1941, 29,000 Austrian Jews entered the United States, most of whom were well educated, and many of whom were internationally renowned in their various fields of study (see WORLD WAR II AND IMMIGRATION). In the first two decades following World War II, more than 100,000 Austrians immigrated to the United States, the numbers boosted by the allocation of nonquota visas for refugees and their families during the 1950s.

Argentina occupies 1,055,400 square miles of southern South America between 21 and 55 degrees south latitude. Bolivia and Paraguay lie to the north and Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The Andes Mountains stretch north to south along Argentina’s western border with Chile. East of the mountains lie heavily wooded areas known in the north as the Gran Chaco. The Pampas, an area of extensive grassy plains, cover the central region of the country. In 2002, the population was estimated at 37,384,816, with more than 12 million in the urban vicinity of Buenos Aires.

At the end of the war, the anachronistic, multiethnic Austro-Hungarian Empire was dismembered 22 AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN IMMIGRATION and replaced by the successor states of Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia. See also AUSTRIAN IMMIGRATION; CROATIAN IMMIGRATION; CZECH IMMIGRATION; HUNGARIAN IMMIGRATION ; J EWISH IMMIGRATION ; P OLISH IMMIGRATION ; ROMANIAN IMMIGRATION; SERBIAN IMMIGRATION; SLOVAKIAN IMMIGRATION; SLOVENIAN IMMIGRATION. Further Reading Alexander, J. G. The Immigrant Church and Community: Pittsburgh’s Slovak Catholics and Lutherans, 1880–1915.

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