History Immigration Portfolio

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  • I'm losing my house, the jobs here don't pay enough. I need to head to America and get rich. Then I can come back and get better property.
  • Name: Alfonso From: Italy Why They're Immigrating: Italy is in a poverty state, America pays more.
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  • The economy in Italy is based on agriculture and the economy of agriculture is also declining. The jobs in Italy pay very little, so most people in Italy are in poverty like Alfonso. Some Italians wanted to leave Italy to get rich then come back to but property.
  • The boat was packed with immagrants and had a horrible smell. Alfonso was too poor to get a better ticket so he was stuck on the bottom of the boat waiting to get to Ellis Island.
  • Alfonso was to be checked for diseases and to see if he would be able to get a job and live with the money he had. He was accepted into America like most Italians were and was given a sustainable job, to the dismay of many other Americans.
  • Alfonso got a job and because of this, he was seen as a job thief. He lived around other Italians and was welcomed by that community, it was very tightknit with it being mostly Italians in the neighborhood. It was called a "Little Italy", Alfonso liked the slice of home.
  • Alfonso tried to ignore the prejudice and made a living for himself.  People who thought he was a rat for stealing a job from an American were easily ignored.
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