National Immigrants Day
National Immigrants Day is a holiday observed annually on the 28th of October. This holiday recognizes that the U.S. is the melting pot of the world and has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the globe.
Immigrants come to the United States for a variety of reasons, including seeking a better life, escaping terror and discrimination, and securing the economic future of their families. The truth of the matter is the U.S. needs them as much as they need this country.
Immigrants help to grow the economy of the U.S. by filling labor needs, purchasing goods and services, and eventually becoming tax-paying citizens. That’s why everyone should take the time to think about how important immigrants are to the U.S. on this annual holiday and all year round.
The History of National Immigrants Day
National Immigrants Day was created by U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s proclamation on October 16, 1987. This proclamation established the holiday as a reminder to all Americans that the U.S. is unique among the nations of the world and that immigrants are an important part of our national history.
The U.S. is a country that was built by immigrants, and the continued success of America rests on how well we treat the new immigrants coming to the country. This holiday hopefully serves as a reminder that all Americans should embrace the hardworking immigrants who have, and still do, make America strong.
Facts About Immigrants & Immigration
Below is a small selection of facts about immigrants and immigration that we wanted to include in this article. After all, if we’re going to celebrate a day dedicated to immigrants, then maybe we should all know a little bit more about them. And that’s why we’ve decided to list the following facts for National Immigrants Day.
- Immigration in the U.S. has dropped over the last few years and has returned to its late 19th-century level.
- Approximately 80% of immigrants come to the U.S. today from either Asia or Latin America.
- In 1910, approximately 80% of immigrants came from Europe.
Observing National Immigrants Day
We encourage all Americans to celebrate National Immigrants Day. After all, the U.S. is a country that’s great because of the people who immigrated here. We also encourage people to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalImmigrantsDay on social media.