They came through Ellis Island. But why did the Italian population decide to stay when most others obviously didn't?
Answer by Misteh at 9:46 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
Answer by peachface21 at 9:49 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
They came to live in the industrial cities to work (ie NYC, Boston, Philadelphia). They established their own "Little Italy" communities and through those it made it easier to arrive and stay.
Answer by mama_l at 9:54 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
The U.S. has the largest Italian immigrant population in the world. Many did return back to Italy, but their children and grandchildren remain. Most Italians settled where the ships dropped them...NYC etc because they did not have enough money to go any further. This was an issue for many immigrants. My great grandfather came to Maryland by ship from Poland. My grandfather grew up there. As a young man, he had a friend who told him he could get him a good job working in Chicago, my grandpa made it as far as Toledo, Ohio and ran out of money...and here we are today in Toledo. Many other ethnicity's stayed, China Town for example and there are tons and tons of Irish Americans in NY as well. But the Italians just out numbered those other immigrants, so it seems like they stayed and the rest did not.
Answer by salexander at 9:59 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
Answer by sweetmom1007 at 10:19 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
Answer by BeachMom81 at 12:54 PM on Sep. 15, 2010
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