Has it occurred to you that the same circumstances apply to immigrants in modern times? Many live in neighborhoods dominated by their own ethnic group. Additionally, those that are employed typically work long hours for minimum wage (or less), meaning that they are too poor and too busy to learn English. Their children, however, end up being bi-lingual from spending time in a foreign-language home and an English-language public education system. Even now, in 2016, very little has changed for immigrants from the way it was 120 years ago.