Immigrants Bring Lasting Economic Benefits to U.S. Cities

According to Quartz, a New York-based news portal, in the year 1850, there were less than 2.5 million immigrants in the United States, but by 1910, there were over 13.5 million.

This massive increase in newcomers is still benefiting the cities that took them in. Today in America, immigrants make up 13.5% of the population which is the highest in 106 years. USAFIS says, “In addition to starting a new life in a wealthy country, they play a pivotal role in the nation’s economy.” USAFIS is an organization that helps with the immigration process, from the first application until the final move to the United States. Contact them today if you are considering coming to America to work and live.


The group of immigrants that came to the United States in the late 19th century are much like those coming today. Most of the newcomers did not speak the English language, they were of different religious beliefs, and they were escaping economic or political unrest in their home country. A few of them were highly educated, although most were unskilled laborers. As it was then, immigration has many benefits to America today and will continue to have positive benefits in the years to come. If you are considering coming to the U.S. to live and make a new life, contact USAFIS for help with the immigration process.