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When the Most Immigrants Arrived

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   When did the greatest amount of immigrants come to the US and Canada?

 

    The most of the immigrants came to the US between 1900 and 1920. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor.

 

     Once a country dominated by migration from the UK and Europe, today Canada accepts immigrants from every part of the globe, with the most important flows coming from countries in South, East and Southeast Asia. Between 1956 and 1976, 63.6 percent of immigrants came from the UK and Europe and only 11.9 percent from Asia.

 

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