America has been a country of choice for most would-be immigrants because of many advantages and benefits it offers such as political freedom, a good educational system, and a good economy that gives hardworking people a real chance of realizing their goals in life such as the attainment of the “American Dream” of a well-paying, stable job and a comfortable urban lifestyle. These and many more make America a perpetual magnet for immigrants. In its early years, America welcomed immigrants with open arms with Thomas Jefferson complaining that the English King George III had deliberately prevented emigrants from coming over to America as revenge for its former prized and largest colony fighting to gain its own independence.
The young nation back then was largely an open and empty space and it needed new immigrants to make the country progress and attain its promise and potential as a global power in economic, political, and military terms. America did attain its stated aims in a matter of just a few centuries since birth and is today considered the sole superpower largely due to the contributions of its immigrants in the fields of science, economics, engineering, and other areas.
The great nation of America was founded on the back-then experimental idea of having less government and more personal civil liberties and political freedoms for its varied citizens. In many ways, this basic democratic principle had worked perfectly well as people went about their own business with minimal interference from the federal and state governments. The very first Congress after independence established uniform rules for naturalization of new immigrants to help assimilate them into mainstream society. All immigrants were made eligible, subject to certain minimum qualifications, for all the elective federal offices except for the positions of president and vice president as a