What Would America be Missing Without Immigrants?

If they didn't come...

The U.S. Has Many Famous Immigrants

Without immigration…America wouldn't have jeans. Levi Strauss was born in Germany in 1829 and moved to New York at age 18. He grew his small business into the iconic Levi’s clothing company. Overall, the U.S. would have 25% fewer new businesses Forbes/HBS reports. The U.S. also wouldn’t have won its first Nobel Prize in science in 1907 when Polish-born physicist Albert A. Michelson received the prize for his work measuring the speed of light. Without immigration, the U.S. would have 7% fewer physicians according to JAMA/Reuters and 24.4% less construction workers based on data from the NAHB.

Immigrants earned $1.3 trillion and contributed $105 billion in state and local taxes and nearly $224 billion in federal taxes in 2014, according to the Partnership for a New American Economy, based on an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's latest American Community Survey. The partnership is a group of 500 Republican, Democratic and independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that create jobs for Americans, according to its site. In 2014 immigrants had almost $927 billion in consumer spending power, an analysis of the survey showed. Though immigrants make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, they contribute nearly 15 percent of the country's economic output, according to a 2014 report from the Economic Policy Institute. The report contains the institute's latest data on immigration and the U.S. economy.

In 2016 alone the U.S. would’ve had 50 fewer Olympic athletes and missed out on 8 Olympic medals. Madeleine Albright the first female U.S. Secretary of State immigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1948. Movie star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian immigrant and Saturday Night Live was created by Canadian immigrant Lorne Michaels and let's not forget First Lady Melania Trump who immigrated to the U.S. from Slovenia in 1996.


08/16/2019 10:19 AM
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  • Nita B.
    08/16/2019 10:26

    He came LEGALLY.

  • Jamal C.
    08/16/2019 10:35

    We need immigration who tf wants to be by themselves with these evil,corny mfs🤷🏾‍♂️🖕🏾

  • Abraham Y.
    08/16/2019 10:38

    European migrants of the 17th century and the slaves brought later from Africa had to face hardship, suffering and danger. From the Pilgrim Fathers to the European migrants - they had to work hard to make the land fertile. Hundreds of thousands died due to inclement weather and illness. They readily integrated with American culture, values and religion. But the present migrants are invading to suck the blood of America. They arrogantly defy integration. Omar with hijab and Rashida with the Palestinian flag. They are racists and fanatics. They're also terrorists (9/11). Migrants flooding across Mexican border are drug traffickers and criminals.

  • Steven D.
    08/16/2019 10:46

    Legal > illegal

  • Lawal O.
    08/16/2019 10:49

    Life changing opportunity click on d link and start making cool money

  • Elma D.
    08/16/2019 10:51

    The worst material for pants

  • Mihnea F.
    08/16/2019 11:21

    and I think we're talking about someone important, like, mmm Albert Einstein and i get Melania Trump....

  • John T.
    08/16/2019 11:38

    There is a BIG difference between then and now.

  • Cynthia G.
    08/16/2019 12:20

    .....which the rest of America's forget.

  • Randale C.
    08/16/2019 12:33

    This country was built by immigrants but today for some reason number 45 is trying to destroy that by his actions he would not be here if it wasn't for his immigrant parents sounds familiar trying to destroy someone from your own community

  • Sylvien V.
    08/16/2019 12:50

    JLo,Salma Hayet,Andy Garcia,Gloria Estefan,Raquel Welch,Rita Hayworth,Greta Garbo,Marlene Dietrich,All Americans are fact! Either the Natives came 20.000 years ago from Central Asia...

  • Keith S.
    08/16/2019 12:54

    I’m here in England and in my opinion immigration then snd now is very much different the immigrates back then came in and worked hard for wat they earned nowadays they think they have a right to come in and get everything straight away and try to force other issues on us instead of trying to intergrate into the country’s culture

  • David V.
    08/16/2019 13:06

    Let the young white guys workes the land on the countries and workes picking up the fruits ect they won't be doin those Jobs bcuz they are lazies

  • Paul V.
    08/16/2019 13:12

    you mean Legal immigration

  • Brut
    08/16/2019 13:15

    President Trump's “love it or leave it” rhetoric about America isn't anything new — his anti-immigrant tactic is deeply rooted in U.S. history.

  • James P.
    08/16/2019 14:02

    They are welcome to come but come legal not illegal

  • Naz K.
    08/16/2019 14:42

    Morons have forgotten where they all come from lol how shallow and ignorant! 🤷‍♀️

  • Joshua C.
    08/16/2019 15:46

    Yes and they all did it legally !!!! And wanted to BE AN AMERICAN

  • Joana L.
    08/16/2019 16:15

    Without immigration America will still only have native americans

  • Korey C.
    08/16/2019 17:00

    Correct. Those legal immigrants have done great things for our country. All without breaking the law