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TsaniLK
CherokeeIrishMarine
03:53 PM on 04/22/2013
What about iconic institutions and endevors like Nazi scientist and SS Major Wernher von Braun, who perfected our space program.
03:51 PM on 04/22/2013
How about examples of one's founded by illegal immigrants. Examples of one's founded by people from the middle east, mexico, south and central america.
10:16 PM on 04/22/2013
I'm thankful for my poncho on rainy days!!!!?????
03:41 PM on 04/22/2013
There is a lot of "Native born US Citizens" id like to see getting deported, yes... like the ones on welfare who happily celebrate 4/20 or the ones on unemployment driving $30K SUV's, not to mention those who live on trailer parks spending 8x gallon of fuel with the junk "good ol truck" they drive. That scum needs to get out of this country ASAP, and hopefully we can throw them all in a island with a huge fence so they can't never migrate elsewhere.

Maybe with those precautions, we can eliminate poverty on this country once for good.
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frankg3400
09:32 PM on 04/22/2013
Wow, you really put yourself on a pretty high pedestal don't you? You want to deport the person who is on unemployment with a 30K SUV, though they bought it when they were working before the recession. To you the first thing people should do when on unemployment is sell their car, how about their house? Then you turn around and complain about people in "trailer parks" and their dirty old trucks, who might be living within their means. Make up your mind! Hopefully, you will never fall on hard times, but then again, it might be a good thing to learn bad things happen to everyone, not just the people you look down on.
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03:37 PM on 04/22/2013
Only 16?

How about such well known companies as:
Intel (Andy Grove - Hungary)
Sikorsky (Igor Sikorsky - Russia)
US Steel (formerly Carnegie Steel - Andrew Carnegie - UK/Scotland)
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PhilliePhan
Fueling the jet...
03:04 PM on 04/22/2013
What's the point of this 'article'? Everyone (and I mean everyone) can trace their linage to somewhere else besides the USA. Just like any other group, there are good and bad. But Russians are mostly bad in my opinion. My motto is to never trust a Russian-Ever.
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CherokeeIrishMarine
03:55 PM on 04/22/2013
Hmm, my motto is to never trust anyone who can't trace their linage here back atleast more than 500 years!
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PhilliePhan
Fueling the jet...
04:01 PM on 04/22/2013
I guess you don't trust yourself.  I wouldn't trust you either.
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Ciocc1
02:56 PM on 04/22/2013
Once again trying to merge illegal into immigrant. Keep trying and not succeeding.
03:26 PM on 04/22/2013
Now, Now you mean undocumented Immigrants? we call people with green cards legal Aliens, but if they broke the law and snuck in we have to call them something other than Illegal Aliens.
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PowerPridePinstripes
27 and Counting!
02:44 PM on 04/22/2013
Interesting -- just this am I heard a caller on NPR try to do the "us" versus "them" argument...when most of our ancestors came from somewhere --- most of our ancestors - going way way way way way way back, all came here, or went somewhere... soooo, the argument is ridiculous.
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whatsthat1
02:28 PM on 04/22/2013
the irony of this, these companies funnel huge amounts of cash to the same republicans that are against immigrant reform and usually the biggest complainers, like that immature mutt, Chuck Grassley. Maybe these companies will see the light and stop wasting their money on these hypocrites.
02:28 PM on 04/22/2013
None of these companies were founded by Mexican or other Hispanic illegal aliens. What is the point of this story.
02:33 PM on 04/22/2013
Does anyone know the point of this story?
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pammiethekid
02:47 PM on 04/22/2013
Yes, the point of this story is to flush out the truly ignorant. Consider yourself found.
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Ciocc1
02:57 PM on 04/22/2013
To continue in the quest to turn illegal into something it is not.
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BraveYusuf
War = Organized Murder
02:36 PM on 04/22/2013
Tool.
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K- Bear-1
I think, therefore, i'm frightened
03:03 PM on 04/22/2013
A+, Mr Smarty! :)
03:17 PM on 04/22/2013
Tool? :)
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DTree
Progressive Biconceptualist
02:09 PM on 04/22/2013
Studies have shown that immigrant families tend to climb the socio-economic ladder of success very quickly... within a generation or two.

It makes you wonder if the anti-immigrant rhetoric of those who claim they "cost" us more, or they "use" more services, or they "contribute to more crime," is really just psychological projection from someone who simply doesn't want to work as hard as an immigrant does to become successful.

I'm proud of the hardworking immigrants I see around me every day, and I'm grateful for the contribution they make to our country. These are some of the most hardworking and patriotic people I've ever met.
11:03 PM on 04/22/2013
Who is anti-immigrant?
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DTree
Progressive Biconceptualist
02:33 PM on 04/23/2013
Let's start close to home: where do *you* stand on immigration reform?
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brewme
it's not about the tea, it's about the beer ...
02:02 PM on 04/22/2013
"As U.S. lawmakers argue about the economic effects of immigration on the country, they might as well consider that a lot of America's most profitable companies were founded by people born elsewhere. " - is this a pro amnesty argument?
01:39 PM on 04/22/2013
So... what do we learn from this list? Every founder is an immigrant... one who immigrated through the legal process. There isn't a company listed founded by a person in the US illegally. In fact, none of these companies were founded by people born in Mexico, or any other Central or South American country.

The 'Po thinks promoting immigrant-founded companies created by those legally here from Canada, England, Europe, Russia, etc is a great reason to ignore the illegal actions of millions of Hispanics illegally in the US, primarily from Mexico. You can't make this stuff up.
TiffanyBubbles
A heap sees, but a few know
01:45 PM on 04/22/2013
Not for nothin' pal, but the first ones here from some of those countries you mentioned were illegals until they made up "laws" making it illegal for everyone else.
02:48 PM on 04/22/2013
Bubbles, what exactly does that have to do with the exceptional individuals who created the innovative companies being promoted here? Are you claiming these individuals came here illegally, or simply making an irrelevant general observation?
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IllTakeTheRedEye
Do you know what a nonemployer business is?
02:10 AM on 04/23/2013
Naturalization Act of 1790.

Also, go to '2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statisitcs' page 5, or even 6-11. You may be surprised how few immigrants came to the USA in the 1800s, despite a huge demand for a labor intensive society of the 1800s, and yet the USA has not had a huge demand for labor in the last 32 years, and the USA (again can be seen on page 6 and 65) has had an overwhelming amount of immigrants enter the USA, like nothing in history.

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Jobb Gosamo
Shine your light but don't blind anyone.
01:35 PM on 04/22/2013
Now, try demolishing this water-tight, rock-solid argument. The realization of the truth is a step away from the recognition of wisdom.
01:28 PM on 04/22/2013
How many generations have to pass before we can get past the contention that "we are all immigrants"? I was born here, as were my parents and their parents. I am not an immigrant!
barbra1971
Sherry Hunt my hero
01:57 PM on 04/22/2013
No, you are not, if you are American Indian. 500 hundred years in human history is insignificant.
Treat others how you want to be treated. Simple.
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IllTakeTheRedEye
Do you know what a nonemployer business is?
02:03 AM on 04/23/2013
So, the DREAMERs cannot identify with their original country of origin, but those born in the USA should only be identified as immigrants. Really?
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chemguy
Liberal, but not Democrat
02:13 PM on 04/22/2013
That's a very American way of thinking. Three generations is nothing compared to people who's families have lived in a place since time immemorial.
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IllTakeTheRedEye
Do you know what a nonemployer business is?
02:05 AM on 04/23/2013
Clovis and Pre-Clovis were here first. You really do not know when the so-called Native Americans floated over the Pacific, from either the Pacific Rim, or even the Pacific islands, or even Australia for that matter.

01:17 PM on 04/22/2013
For those of you claiming that they were not illegal. How do you know they werent illegal. Some of these people arrived with 5$ or nothing in their pockets. Besides the laws were probably open to immigration since everybody was an immigrant. So maybe nobody cared about "the border" so to speak.
01:40 PM on 04/22/2013
You can look each of these people up. There's no guesswork involved.
barbra1971
Sherry Hunt my hero
02:01 PM on 04/22/2013
It comes to one outcome: are they benefit to the society or not. That should apply to those who are born here as well. (three generations of welfare queens anybody?).