Founded by colonists, settlers and pioneers, the United States has always defined itself as a land of immigrants. But immigration has varied dramatically across decades. While immigrants in the 1920s were primarily of European origin, the country is now amid a historic wave of newcomers, with a growing percentage from Asia and Latin America.No, the United States never defined itself as a land of immigrants. The article has an excellent graphic that show immigration throughout the 20th century. As you can see, the country was less than 10% immigrants for most of the century. When it was over 10% in the 1920s, the immigrants were almost entirely from Europe.
But now immigration is skyrocketing out of control, and most of it is coming from Third World countries. As the Post says, we are now amid a historic wave of newcomers, and the challenge to assimilate those immigrants is greater than ever before.