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Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:41:03 Reply

According to this, most of the immigrants to the US are from Mexico, China, the Philippines, and then many others from India, Vietnam, Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Canada, and South Korea. Not one country on the Top 10 list of sources of immigration to the U.S. is a European country, despite the fact that the majority of the U.S. being people of European descent (white people). It is very very seldom I ever meet a person born in Europe who now resides in America. There are plenty of European tourists in major cities in the US, but very few actually move here. My mom is an immigrant, and she is not European, and it just makes me think... do the Europeans come here and not want to actually live here? Do Europeans just strictly like visiting here?

So I'm just wondering... why don't the Europeans move to the America very much anymore? Many British people move to Australia and New Zealand though..

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:46:10 Reply

Most Europeans see the USA as an inferior place where everyone shoots eachother and you have to pay your hospital bills.
I have to agree that Europe is better to be honest, but its not like the USA is bad.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:49:00 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:46 PM, BumFodder wrote: Most Europeans see the USA as an inferior place where everyone shoots eachother and you have to pay your hospital bills.
I have to agree that Europe is better to be honest, but its not like the USA is bad.

I'll agree it's like that in a lot of places. When many Europeans do come to move to America, if any, it's usually in urban areas, like NYC or LA and work in the movie/entertainment industry and enjoy a somewhat luxurious life, and only the rich Europeans do these kind of things. I don't think the average European person has much interest in living in American suburbia or countryside.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:49:23 Reply

Gaining American citizenship isn't quite the easiest thing. I imagine that's a contributing factor.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:49:37 Reply

Most Europeans are migrating into the U.K., and living in the U.K. is so expensive it's difficult to get out.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 19:52:06 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:49 PM, Austerity wrote:
At 5/16/12 07:41 PM, BigFatKid wrote: do the Europeans come here and not want to actually live here? Do Europeans just strictly like visiting here?

So I'm just wondering... why don't the Europeans move to the America very much anymore? Many British people move to Australia and New Zealand though..
Europeans don't want to move here because their own countries are great and of high quality. So we get tons of immigrants from countries that suck.

China and Korea suck? Well China has some sucky political factors, and the air quality there is bad, but Shanghai is a really cool place to live and the economy is booming there and the education system there is great. South Korea is a great country as well. There are many Korean immigrants in certain parts of the US.

But as far Mexicans, I'd agree Mexico is a sucky country but I like some aspects of the Mexican culture. The country, however, is very impoverished.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 20:02:29 Reply

Actually many Italians are leaving Italy, there's other examples.

They immigrate, but *gasp* there happens to be places that they go besides the U.S. Isn't that a shocker?

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 20:06:03 Reply

At 5/16/12 08:02 PM, bgraybr wrote: Actually many Italians are leaving Italy, there's other examples.

They immigrate, but *gasp* there happens to be places that they go besides the U.S. Isn't that a shocker?

Quite a lot of them go to Canada. I mean, look at Canada. It's a country full of Asians lol.. many of these Chinese immigrants to Canada really like the quality of life in Canada as opposed to the US. There's also plenty of African refugees in Canada, namely Toronto, and lots of Jamaicans etc

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 20:33:35 Reply

There seems to be mostly non European immigration to the US these days.I think that Europeans have mostly settled into stable socio economic lives in their own respective countries.Since European standards of living are virtually the same in the US the average family from Germany or France has no real reason to move here.Single affluent Europeans though seem to want to come here like somebody else mentioned because they have the money and social networking skills to simply begin anew here and increase their investments here.They may even maintain another lifestyle in their home European countries while at the same time simultaneously creating burgeoning careers here in major financial and cultural hubs like LA and NYC.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 20:53:23 Reply

For starters, it is a pain in the ass to immigrate here.
http://www.cracked.com/article_18552_so-you-want-to-be-ameri can-5-circles-immigration-hell.html
Also, let's say they wanted to visit their families back in Europe. You have to use a plane right?
...I wouldn't exactly want to use the TSA's airports. So I'd have to drive to Canada if I ever wanted to visit a place like say, Italy.

And plus there's the health care thing.

I don't know about Europolitics vs. Ameripolitics, so I can't exactly decide if our politics are also fucked as well

But yeah.
I love living here though, every country has a fair share of problems and this country's just more familiar to me.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 21:06:51 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:49 PM, DirtyMeatball wrote: Gaining American citizenship isn't quite the easiest thing. I imagine that's a contributing factor.

This. I would fucking suck anyone's cock if I could just get into America.

Scratch that, I wouldn't suck anyone's cock, but I would really fucking love to get in that fatty country.

C'mon, if 2/3rds of the population is overweight you GOTTA know they're doing PRETTY GOOD.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-16 21:42:15 Reply

At 5/16/12 09:06 PM, Austerity wrote: It should also be noted that European countries suffer similar immigration issues that the United States does.

I wouldnt really call legal immigration a problem, its practically a godsend for European countries and their ever declining birth rates.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 00:36:07 Reply

If you desire the company of europeans emigrate from US. Demographics change. Adapt yourself.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 01:29:42 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:41 PM, BigFatKid wrote: So I'm just wondering... why don't the Europeans move to the America very much anymore?

Well... I did. But the reason is that there's really no need to. What does America offer that Europe doesn't?

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 02:04:59 Reply

Because they don't want to live with us fat, xenophobic, republican, rare steak eating Americans.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 02:06:39 Reply

Maybe not many immigrate to the U.S, but plenty immigrate to other places. In fact, I believe there are more native born Irish people living outside of Ireland than there are living in Ireland.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 07:08:31 Reply

Actually we do all want to move. Europe's horrible socialist government has screwed up the economy bad time and there are basically no jobs left anywhere. However we can't leave, because of the enormous magnetic pull of the large hadron collider.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 07:32:30 Reply

So you're asking why i would rather stay here in a condo with a mall at the bottom when i could move to the zoo instead.

That was an analogy, btw.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 08:34:20 Reply

At 5/16/12 08:02 PM, bgraybr wrote: They immigrate, but *gasp* there happens to be places that they go besides the U.S. Isn't that a shocker?

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 08:35:55 Reply

They're waiting for you to fuck off before they go anywhere near the US.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 09:24:10 Reply

I want to migrate to US too or to UK.I can't imagine how I will "survive" here in Europe.
England isn't in Europe after all


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 09:51:03 Reply

there is nothing an european hates more than an immigrant and by immigrating they become one.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 11:45:44 Reply

Where the hell do you think all the white people in america came from? Europe. Pay attention in your history class. Nowadays, americans and Europeans are all settled, so now it's the mexicans' turn to raid the country.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 12:03:02 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:52 PM, BigFatKid wrote: But as far Mexicans, I'd agree Mexico is a sucky country but I like some aspects of the Mexican culture. The country, however, is very impoverished.

That's like saying that the sun is a bit hot and Crips and Bloods sometimes have a bit of a falling out. Certain cities have had to actual draft in the Mexican army in order to deal with the drug cartels that operate in the country. Murders in broad daylight, it's such a terrible place to live right now I'd rather be in Baghdad than Mexico City.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 14:05:53 Reply

At 5/17/12 11:45 AM, jjjkuk wrote: Where the hell do you think all the white people in america came from? Europe. Pay attention in your history class. Nowadays, americans and Europeans are all settled, so now it's the mexicans' turn to raid the country.

European people immigrating RECENTLY, not talking about why aren't there any Europeans immigrating at all ever... RECENTLY, as in last 20-50 years.


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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 15:55:51 Reply

From what i hear (and pretty much feel) around me, people are either content with living in Europe, or are just 'Meh.' With migrating.

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Response to Why Don't Europeans Immigrate 2012-05-17 16:38:16 Reply

At 5/16/12 07:46 PM, BumFodder wrote: Most Europeans see the USA as an inferior place where everyone shoots eachother and you have to pay your hospital bills.
I have to agree that Europe is better to be honest, but its not like the USA is bad.

Yep; in America, violence gets you killed so you don't do violence.

Also, have you thought that maybe hospital bills are payed through tax moneys?