How much do you know about immigration? Immigration of people from other countries is one of the most debated issues in the U.S. with spirits being still high amid the immigration reform bill that was introduced in the Senate in April by the so called “Gang of Eight”, a group of eight senators who negotiated and wrote the bill. And while it’s still not clear what will happen with the bill at the House of Representatives, the problem of immigration is still a serious one with many arguments both in favor and against the facilitation of immigrants to work and live on the territory of the United States.
Immigrants in the United States came from almost every country in the world, since the idea to pursue the “American Dream” is infilitered in the life of every human that lives outside the U.S. since childhood through movies, music, magazines, videogames, etc. However, the main flow of immigrants come in the U.S. from its southern neighbor, Mexico, followed by China and India.
And while many consider that immigrants come to the U.S. and leave Americans with fewer jobs, historical evidence suggests that the domestic economy is stronger with a fully free, and global, workforce.For example, the founder of Google, Sergey Brin, immigrated from the former Soviet Union at the age of six, while the talented British actress Audrey Hepburn was born in a district of Brussels in Belgium.
Let’s take a look at 10 other mind-blowing facts about immigrants, in a style similar to our coverage of the biggest mines in the world: