All these advancements with the help of progressive reformers, helped the way immigrants came to live. Muckrakers changed the immigrants lives for the better. They helped because they exposed the terrible conditions of disease, war, and poverty that immigrants were dealing with living in the cities. Now that the government banned the use of tenements, immigrants came to live in safer housing conditions, that were a great improvement over tenements. Immigrants now had better places to live, and laws to protect them.