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Immigration: What changed & why?


At 8:46 AM on September 11, 2001 Americans discovered that some people coming to the United States have very bad and deadly intentions.


On that day, both World Trade Center Twin Towers were utterly destroyed; and, almost 3,000 people (Americans, Foreign Visitors) of all ages, ethnicities & nationalities were ruthlessly murdered -- An additional 6,000 people were injured -- All by foreign-born terrorists who entered the United States with the planned intention to cause massive death and destruction to innocent adults and children.


That heartbreaking morning was a giant wake-up call for all Americans. This new reality officially ended the age of innocence for the United States of America.


People coming to the United States now face greater scrutiny than ever before. Our borders must be secure to protect the safety of all citizens and legal visitors.  ((( 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM info below. )))



The first of many updated Immigration & Naturalization Laws was passed in 1790, only 14 years after the United States was founded (July 4, 1776).


Ideally, the United States will continue to favorably welcome a limited number of 'legally processed migration' from foreign-born individuals who want to start a new life and be a contributor to our society. 


America has always welcomed anyone who wants to legally integrate into our society, speak our language for better communication with others, learn our culture, follow the rules of law, and, work instead of collecting government benefits. Ours is a mixed and open society with many individual freedoms. Plus, you can work for a company or over time build your own great company. Only you can hold yourself back, as there are limitless opportunities for all.


For decades prior to 9/11, immigrants came to America to become contributors to a growing country. They wanted a new start and were willing to work hard in their new home. They did not come here to destroy or to milk the economy or gain freebies. No, they came to work and build. Some immigrants worked menial jobs and some immigrants went on to build great companies. But, ALL contributed to the growth of America and became the essence of the American Dream.



The term "American dream" was coined in a best-selling book in 1931 titled Epic of America. James Truslow Adams described it as "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement."


The 'American Dream' represents many different meanings and opportunities to different perople. The ‘Dream’ is an objective and belief that anyone, regardless of their ethnicity, or where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in our society where upward mobility is possible for all.โ€‹


E PLURIBUS UNUM  was the original motto chosen by the founders of the United States of America; a Latin phrase meaning 'out of many, one' signifying the uniting of the original 13 colonies of diverse people to form a single country. That motto is even more relevant and important today.


With the exception of Native American Indians, the rest of the USA citizens living in this great land were all born from immigrants who migrated here from everywhere; working together, throughout the decades and into the future -- continuing to build a great nation.




THE MUSEUM is located at bedrock of the World Trade Center site, seven stories below the Memorial, the Museum’s core exhibitions allow visitors to learn about the history of 9/11 where it happened, at the very foundation of where the Twin Towers once stood.


History of immigration

Industrial Age, etc

Definition of Nationalism, etc

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