Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map created by Metrocosm reminds us, migrants have been a defining aspect of the U.S. for centuries.
There is a persistent story in a lot of American families that their last name was changed at Ellis Island, garbled by an agent who simply wrote it down incorrectly. Now, it's possible that the name really was changed at some point, but it didn't happen at Ellis Island. Here's why.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) warns that some of the 30,000 children who have crossed illegally into the U.S. from Central America might have Ebola. The U.S. Office of Refugee Settlement says none of the children are infected, which is unsurprising since no one in the Western Hemisphere has ever contracted the disease.
While many of our favorite superheroes might fight for truth, justice, and the American way, not all of them were born on American soil. In fact, comic books often celebrate the diverse backgrounds of their superheroes, be they aliens from another planet or from just across the border. And one artist thinks it's high…
Today's example of bizarre correlations comes research from the journal Injury Prevention. Canadian researchers have discovered that overqualified recent immigrants are three times more likely to be injured on the job than their local, less-educated peers.
Well, not exactly. Yesterday Gallup released updated data detailing where the world's population would relocate if emigration were a non-issue. Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, and the United States were among the big gainers, whereas everyone wants to leave Somalia.