Most of you view the world much differently so let's see.

Most of you view the world much differently so let's see.

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[–] THC 8 points (+8|-0)

People don't generally leave economically sound and prosperous ones. Hence the majority come from shitty ones.

[–] jobes 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

People don't generally leave economically sound and prosperous ones.

I have to kind of disagree with you there. Having worked in game engine dev for over a decade, I'd estimate anywhere between 25%-75% of my team members were immigrants from prosperous countries. Of those, well over half were from Northern or Western Europe (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, NL, Sweden....), Canada, Korea, China (arguable to include in this list, but most upper class), Russia and Japan in order of number.

Basically, at different companies, 1/3 to 1/2 of my team had lived most of their lives in economically sound of prosperous countries.

I've been on teams where I was the only American, living in America at an American country. My larger team at Mega-Corp is over half immigrant, mostly from prosperous nations and higher class from them, but the smaller team I'm on is the first only American born team I've ever worked on....of 5 people.

[–] THC 2 points (+2|-0)

Yeah, because the industry jobs for game development are here in America, which plays a huge part in them coming here in the first place. Outside of specialized fields where all the action is in America, most don't come from developed nations. Bankers, bookkeepers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc... all tend to stay in there country of origin.

[–] [Deleted] 3 points (+3|-0)

That's only sort of a partial response to the question. I'm not asking why are these immigrants from shitty nations.I am asking why it seems the USA is so keen on taking these people in.

[–] THC 9 points (+9|-0)

That's the way of America, it's literally a country built from and out of immigrants. It was less than 250 years ago that most everyone was an immigrant, it just takes time for things to evolve and change.

[–] jobes 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

It brings in more voters who will vote to increase the size of government and insist on more government handouts and reduce people's constitutional rights. It's a ploy by people who plain and simple want to:

  • Destroy individual rights
  • Destroy individual wealth
  • Destroy borders and sovereignty
  • Make way for a unified world government

It need to stop.

[–] Boukert 3 points (+3|-0)

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

[–] xyzzy 2 points (+2|-0)

They genocided most of the indigenous people and few people from nice countries want to migrate there.

[–] Justintoxicated 1 points (+1|-0)

Well demographically birthrates in the US are at an all time low, people are having less kids overall and waiting until later in life and often investing more in the children they do have. This leads to a smaller workforce with many unwilling and not hungry to work shitty low wage jobs. Of course shitty low wage jobs need to be filled and for many technology is not at the point or very expensive to eliminate these jobs. That means to make sure these jobs are done the easiest thing to do is to allow immigrants from countries that see cleaning up chicken shit for $3 an hour as a dream compared to dodging bullets.

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2012/world-population-data-sheet/fact-sheet-us-population.aspx

Also people that are middle class in places like India and China often get educated n the US (education is a huge business in the US) and often begin their careers here. Many simply stay because they come from cultures that are averse to risk (having a good job in the US is huge). Others come and stay because culturally they have a dealt of more social freedom (think arranged marriages). US companies are usually very willing to sponsor immigrants for work visas because they are educated, hungry, dependent on the company, and willing to work for less.

Here's a quik video on demography which may help explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vr44C_G0-o