The Immigrants who landed at New York's Ellis Island numbered over 12 million. They came from every corner of the globe, in search of what became known as the American Dream.

This is a very interesting view of the changing of a country by emigration.   Different times and different situations.

The immigrants that entered into the United States between 1492 and 1900 came because they were searching for a better life of respect, honesty, and freedom.  But as the years advanced, those dreams became tarnished.  They did not simply settle the country, but they tried to eliminate the original population.  And that is what most immigrants seem to be trying to do now.  The better life of respect, honesty, and freedom is slowly giving way to total chaos;  confusion; disorder; a state in which the parts are undistinguished.