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IMMIGRATION - EINWANDERUNG

Menschen, die einzeln oder in Gruppen ihre bisherigen Wohnorte verlassen, um sich an anderen Orten dauerhaft oder zumindest für längere Zeit niederzulassen, Immigration from officerwerden als Migranten bezeichnet. Pendler, Touristen und andere Kurzzeitaufenthalte fallen nicht unter die Definition von Migration, saisonale Arbeitsmigration wird jedoch manchmal mit einbezogen. Überschreiten Menschen im Zuge ihrer Migration Ländergrenzen, werden sie aus der Perspektive des Landes, das sie betreten, Einwanderer oder Immigranten genannt. (Aus der Perspektive des Landes, das sie verlassen, heißen sie Auswanderer oder Emigranten.) Die Soziologie bezeichnet Immigration in der Regel als Zuwanderung (sowie Emigration entsprechend Abwanderung).

Immigration ist ja ein sehr wichtiges Thema für alle. Einige hatten es generell einfach, für andere wahr es ein langer mühsamer Weg. Egal ob du schon in den USA lebst und deine Papiere hast, oder ob du mittendrin steckst und probierst deine Papiere zu bekommen, Informationen über Immigration ist immer wichtig. Also haben wir eine Liste von hilfreichen Links zusammengestellt die euch vielleicht diese komplexe Tat erleichtert.

Immigration Links

Links to various informative Immigration sites on the web wether immigration from germany or other counties.


German-American History

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German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of German ancestry, with traditions and self-identity based on German language and culture. They currently form the largest self-reported ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 49 million people, or 17% of the U.S. population. California and Texas have the largest populations of German origin, although upper Midwestern states, including North Dakota and Wisconsin, have the highest proportion of German-American population.

German was at one time widely spoken in the US; see German in the United States. There is a widely spread myth, called the Muhlenberg legend, that German was almost the official language of the US. This is not the case – English has always been more widely spoken, and the US has no official language.

The first Germans to arrive in the New World settled in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1608. It wasn’t until the 1680s, however, that significant numbers arrived, settling primarily in New York and Pennsylvania. Immigration continued in substantial numbers during the nineteenth century; with the largest number of arrivals coming between 1840 and 1900. Americans of German descent form the largest self-identified ancestry group in the U.S., outnumbering the Irish and English,[4] with some eight million immigrants having come to the United States. Some arrived seeking religious or political freedom, others for economic opportunities greater than those in Europe, and others simply for the chance to start fresh in the New World.

German Americans have been influential in almost every field, from science to architecture, industry, sports, and entertainment. Some, like Brooklyn Bridge engineer John Augustus Roebling or architect Walter Gropius, left behind visible landmarks. Others, like Albert Einstein and Wernher von Braun, set intellectual landmarks. Still others, like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jack Nicklaus, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Doris Day, became sports or acting icons.

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German American celebrations are held throughout the country, one of the most well-known being the German-American Steuben Parade in New York City, held every third Saturday in September. There are also major annual events in Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and other cities.

In Pennsylvania, where the state had a large German-American population, German was long allowed as the language of instruction in schools, and state documents were available in German until 1950. As a result of anti-German sentiment during World War I, the fluency decreased from one generation to the next and only a small fraction of Pennsylvanians of German descent are fluent in the German language.

For more information on specific government branches of the USA check out the government links section on the Links page.

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