Cities After Immigration

By Bailey Schaefer

Aftermath

United States cities are currently facing overcrowding due to immigration. German and Irish immigrants and Native-born Americans all have been moving to American cities in hopes of a better life. New York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis are the most impacted cities. This rapid growth is causing problems such as not enough housing, cramped living with little to no sunlight or fresh air, outdoor toilets overflowing, which is spreading disease, and crime rates are rising. Cities aren’t prepared to tackle these problems. For example, until now New York only had a volunteer fire department and no public police force. Immigrant groups and politicians are helping immigrants in exchange for votes.