Immigration To The United States
Why Arabs came...
They came to the United States seeking economic opportunity and freedom from the strict regulations in the middle east (where the Arabs were originally from)
How they came
First Major Group
The first major group of Arab immigrants came by boat by the thousands
Some came by ship and some came by using a row boat
They were seeking economic opporunity
How the United States treated the group
When this group was immigrating the United States was just starting to pass and enforce immigration laws. There wasn't a big problem with Arabs coming to the US but most immigrants they couldn't find work due to discrimination.
Where the group settled and jobs immigrants typically found
Arabs typically settled in northern states or in the mid west. Majority of the Arabs coming to the US found work in industrial factories or textile mills. Majority of Arabs today are entrepreneurs. They contribute to the United States by opening clothing stores or "corner stores" where you can buy groceries or snacks. Arab Americans have influenced their homelands as a result of their migration by influencing them to come to the US and start their own businesses or stay in their homelands to to start their own businesses