Immigration in the United States has always been a controversial topic. A nation built on immigrants does not equate to a nation of open borders that is all welcoming. We take a look at some of the most famous immigrants in the United States, and their quotes on immigration in the US.
As an immigrant, I chose to live in America because it is one of the freest and most vibrant nations in the world. And as an immigrant, I feel an obligation to speak up for immigration policies that will keep America the most economically robust, creative and freedom-loving nation in the world.
– Rupert Murdoch
As you know, I’m an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
– Daniel Libeskind
As an immigrant, I appreciate, far more than the average American, the liberties we have in this country. Silence is a big enemy of morality. I don’t want our blunders in history to get repeated.
– Gloria Estefan
My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn’t know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer – a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer – and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble.
– David Mamet (Pulitzer winner)
Considering our history, I can think of nothing more American than an immigrant.
– Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes)
Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That’s just the truth of it.
– Junot Diaz (Pulitzer winner)
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
– George Soros
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XpatNation is a Social News and Lifestyle magazine, focusing on the insights and experiences on ex-patriots living in The United States.
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