Jan 24, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”~~George Washington
“I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I don’t know why he chose to write it, but I’m glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can’t become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you can’t become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American.”~~Ronald Reagan
I was curious about some info and found that website above which at quick glance looked to me a good source for a number of topics that come up especially these days and in various forums be that gay news or news news or all things or how to date a 1st generation immigrant. So I just placed it here for everyone's ready reference or your comments discussions or unexpected trolling, or not.
“Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.”~~Robert F. Kennedy
Here's who the website claims to be:
...MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world....
...MPI is guided by the philosophy that international migration needs active and intelligent management. When such policies are in place and are responsibly administered, they bring benefits to immigrants and their families, communities of origin and destination, and sending and receiving countries...
“Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans – liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal – the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history… Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future.”~~George W. Bush
Here's the wiki on that web:
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2001... It is "an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think-tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide."...
“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.”~~Lyndon B. Johnson
This is the info (next link) I was seeking for another thread showing the number of new immigrants into the USA by year (note especially the WWII years)
My own family arrived in the late 1800s. I've mentioned elsewhere that my paternal great grandfather had as a client a US president so that's a pretty fast career move for a 1st generation American making a new life here in escaping the pogroms of Russia where life had become intolerable. His children went into entertainment, contributing to the Americana that will be known throughout the life of this nation. Thus my fervency favoring immigration which is our foundation and our future. Oh, and I need one more F to complete the alliteration. What might that be? Got it. Fuck anyone who says otherwise.
Legal Immigration to the United States, 1820-Present
The United States attracts the largest number of immigrants in the world, who join the fabric of U.S. society through avenues such as citizenship, becoming legal permanent residents (LPRs), or by seeking humanitarian protection. This chart tracks the number of people who annually are granted legal permanent residence
“More than any other nation on Earth, America has constantly drawn strength and spirit from wave after wave of immigrants. In each generation, they have proved to be the most restless, the most adventurous, the most innovative, the most industrious of people. Bearing different memories, honoring different heritages, they have strengthened our economy, enriched our culture, renewed our promise of freedom and opportunity for all….”~~Bill Clinton