U.S. Needs Immigration Inclusiveness

IndUS Business Journal
July 19, 2012

Summer is a good time to visit the United States. The pleasant weather conditions, blooming seasonal flowers and the relaxed air kind of entice many to visit around this time of the year. Who does not want to experience the Big Apple, the Grand Canyon and the thriving amusement parks strewn across the country? Not surprisingly many Indian residents in the United States get busy hosting friends and family members. But then it is the same if it were the reverse – guests are always welcome in India to the extent that they are revered.

There are some of us who arrived in this great country and opted to make this our home away from home. And there are many of us. Recent survey findings released by Pew Research revealed that Asian Americans provided favorable numbers that point to increased attention and recognition of Indian immigrants and their contribution to U.S. economy. The survey goes on to state that Asian Americans which include Indians (among other nationalities such as Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean) are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. Also Asian Americans are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place a greater value on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success.

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