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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 169 -- U.S. Immigration.
After a brief lag following 9/11, immigration to the United States is booming. This decade could very well break the all time record. Take a look at the history of U.S. immigration, by decade:
Indeed, America still beckons (underlining mine):
Europe may be a great place to visit, but U.S. emigration to the continent is paltry—while the reverse flow from Europe to the United States remains at consistently high levels even with the somewhat bothersome screenings imposed after 9/11. While Europeans are no longer the primary immigrants to the U.S. (that role having been taken over by Latin Americans and Asians), they remain an important factor in the continuing re-invention of America.
The United States is still the shining city on the hill.
Previous Trivia Tidbit: Economic Freedom.
Posted by Will Franklin · 14 September 2005 12:12 PM
It's like the old saying:
"Yankee Go Home -- and take me with you!"
Posted by: KipEsquire at September 14, 2005 12:22 PM
I've always liked that phrase.
Posted by: Will Franklin at September 14, 2005 12:24 PM
Since the US allows dual citizenship the natives of countries that also allow it have more incentive to get dual status.
Some countries supply benefits by citizenship rather than by years worked. In general the more socialist areas such as the EU regard mere origin as the basis for entitlement.
i.e. An Italian might move to America and work here, then retire in Italy with old-age pensions and medical care from both Italy and the US. You also have additional legal hedges - in case things go wrong - move.
I use Italy only for illustration. Those knowing more about this than I do should comment.
Posted by: K at September 14, 2005 03:21 PM
Obviously you're talking about legal immigration here. Illegal immigration is booming also - I must be a hateful person for drawing distinctions between the two.
Posted by: Giacomo at September 14, 2005 04:00 PM
I'm reminded of something Theodore Roosevelt once said:
In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.
Posted by: Rob at September 14, 2005 07:02 PM
Great quote. Some of our national representatives would do well to re-read it.
Posted by: Giacomo at September 15, 2005 05:06 AM