Immigration cities

Houston Published: January 16, 2012

Often thought of as a “boomtown” of recent origin, Houston is actually comparatively old by American urban standards.

Graham v. Richardson Published: December 19, 2011

The Richardson decision was the first in a series of rulings that struck down discriminatory state laws denying public benefits to noncitizens.

Ethnic enclaves Published: October 20, 2011

Ethnic enclaves have long played, and continue to play, significant and normally peaceful roles in bridging the periods between the arrivals of new and culturally different immigrant groups and their assimilation into United States society.

Dallas Published: October 3, 2011

Although usually perceived as a hub of Texas’s staple industries of oil and cattle, Dallas has long had a wide diversity of flourishing enterprises, including those in the computer and telecommunication industries.

Chinatowns Published: September 14, 2011

American Chinatowns are viewed by some as ethnic ghettos and places of exploitation by an internal Chinese American business elite and by society as a whole.

Chicago Published: September 7, 2011

With immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, Chicago has become a center of multiculturalism and enriched the United States with a diverse population.

Boston Published: July 7, 2011
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Irish and Italian immigrants significantly changed the political, religious, and cultural life of the predominantly Anglo-Saxon Protestant city of Boston.
Washington, D.C. Published: March 6, 2011
Washington, D.C., is unlike any other city in the United States. Having been established in the 1790s specifically as a new capital city for a new republic, it had no long-standing commercial base.
Toronto, Ontario Published: March 1, 2011
Toronto, with a municipal population of 2,481,494 and a census metropolitan population of 4,647,960 (2001) is Canada’s largest and most diverse city.
San Francisco, California Published: February 27, 2011
San Francisco was the first great immigrant city of the American West, receiving people from around the world during the California gold rush of 1848–49.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Published: February 24, 2011
Philadelphia became in the 1680s William Penn’s “greene countrie towne,” the capital city of the ethnically diverse Pennsylvania colony.
New York, New York Published: February 23, 2011
From its earliest days, New Amsterdam, the precursor to New York City, was one of the most heterogeneous places on earth.
New Orleans, Louisiana Published: February 23, 2011
New Orleans was one of the most important ports of entry for immigration to the United States during the 19th century, mainly because of its location at the mouth of the Mississippi River, which provided ready access to the interior of country.
Montreal, Quebec Published: February 22, 2011
Montreal, the second largest city in Canada and one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world, had a population of 3,380,645 in 2001.
Miami, Florida Published: February 22, 2011
As the southernmost metropolitan area on the eastern seaboard of the United States, Miami became one of America’s principal magnets for immigrants in the 20th century.
Los Angeles, California Published: February 22, 2011
With a population of 16,373,645 at the turn of the 21st century, the Los Angeles metropolitan area was second only to the New York metropolitan area in size.
Houston, Texas Published: February 15, 2011
Long a sleepy backwater nestled on Galveston Bay, by the turn of the 21st century Houston had grown to more than 1.9 million (more than 4 million in the metropolitan area), making it the fourth largest city in the United States and the second busiest port.
Detroit, Michigan Published: February 10, 2011
Located on the Detroit River, which separates the United States from Canada, Detroit became one of the great industrial cities of the United States by the end of the 19th century, attracting immigrant labor from eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Chicago, Illinois Published: February 8, 2011
For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, the city of Chicago was one of the most desirable destinations for immigrants.
Boston, Massachusetts Published: February 6, 2011
The capital of Massachusetts since colonial times, Boston has also been an important immigrant city since its founding in 1630.
Baltimore, Maryland Published: January 31, 2011
The city of Baltimore’s population has been in decline throughout much of the 20th century.