Jewish immigrants in the United States mainly consist of Ashkenazi, meaning the race of Jews that mainly owe their origins to Germany and the eastern parts of Europe. This, however, is in contradiction to the history of Jewish Immigration since the very first Jewish Immigrants to the US consisted of Sephardic, whose roots could be traced back to Portugal and Spain. There were three major immigrations of Jews to the US in the records of history, and this article will consider all three of them namely the Sephardic, German and Eastern European. This should not be confused with the fact that the immigrants of each period were specifically of that race, but annotates the name to the dominant group amongst all the immigrants at the time.
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