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These Are the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

For six years, Livability editors and data scientists have combined our obsessions with cities and data to create our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.

Every time we make this list, we look at hundreds of data points and examine more than 1,000 cities based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.

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How to find a job in the U.S. as an immigrant

Are you an immigrant to the U.S. and looking for a job? Here are four frequently asked questions about working in the U.S. as an immigrant:

1. What are the different U.S. work visa options?*

In order to work in the U.S. legally, you must obtain a work visa. There are many different types of work visas available for immigrants interested in working in the U.S., and the more commonly used visas are listed below.

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How is life after winning a green card

These four stories are united not only by the fact that their heroes are lucky winners of the green cards. All of them are immigrants from Kazakhstan. Using the example of four representatives of the diaspora, The Village.kz edition showed that such immigration with a happy ticket.

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6 Amazing Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Came to the U.S. Seeking the American Dream

Many of the United States’ leading entrepreneurs have immigrant backgrounds, playing a vital role in driving innovation and economic growth. Hansen & Company, immigration lawyers in Calgary, Canada, have compiled an infographic highlighting the inspirational stories of six immigrants who moved to the U.S., chased and successfully achieved the American dream.

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How immigrants are enriching USA economy and society

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found little to no effect on the wages and employment of native-born workers in the long-term by undocumented immigrants. Immigrants are also entrepreneurs who create jobs. According to a study of the bipartisan immigration bill passed in the Senate in 2014, provisions in the bill could potentially bring between 336,000 and 470,000 undocumented immigrant entrepreneurs into the formal economy. Given that the average immigrant-owned business hires 11 employees, these businesses would account for between 3.7 million and 5.2 million jobs in the formal economy. To read more, click here!

The 10 Best US Cities for Immigrants

mmigration crackdowns and rhetoric from the current administration are making some immigrants feel less welcome in many parts of the US. But some US cities are defying federal mandates and welcoming immigrants with immigrant-friendly programs and policies. The New York Immigration Coalition and the international money transfer platform Transferwise have created an index of America’s best and worst cities for immigrants. The index is based on ranking cities for nine key criteria including cost of living, sanctuary city status, immigrant ID programs and minimum wage.To read more, click here!

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

Immigration seems to be ever present in current political and public debate in the United States, with the topic central in the 2016 presidential campaign and since then, amid ongoing policy conversations about border wall construction, refugee resettlement cuts, family separation, and much more. Yet even as positions taken by political parties and individuals seem hardened, immigration flows and the makeup of the U.S. immigrant population have been changing in significant , To read more, click here!

The best jobs in America for 2019

Work is plentiful, with the number of job openings recently hitting a record, yet one-third of Americans say their jobs are just a way to get by. Still, there are careers that hit the sweet spot of high pay, career satisfaction and plenty of job openings — with the caveat that many of them require a college degree or specialized training.

The top jobs for 2019 tend to be clustered in two industries: technology and healthcare, according to a new analysis from employment site Glassdoor. For a fourth year in a row, the top career in the nation is data scientist, a relatively new job that’s sprung out of the massive amounts of data now collected by companies. To read more, click here!

6 Immigrant Stories That Will Make You Believe In The American Dream Again

Thomas Peterffy was born in the basement of a Budapest hospital on Sept. 30, 1944. His mother had been moved there because of a Soviet air raid. After the Soviets liberated Hungary from Nazi occupation, Hungary became a satellite state, laboring under a different kind of oppression: communism. Peterffy and his family, descended from nobles, lost everything. “We were basically prisoners there,” he says. As a young man Peterffy dreamed about being free from that prison–in America. To read more, click here!

The best U.S. cities to raise a family

We all have fond memories of our childhood hometown — summer nights playing outside with the neighbor kids until dusk, pancakes at the local diner with mom and dad, and the special teachers who stayed late to go over a tricky assignment.

Cities are so much more than a collection of houses, schools and businesses; they help shape our personality and are often a large part of our identity. Knowing the important role that place plays in growing up, Livability’s data scientists and editors once again searched the country looking for the absolute best places to raise a family. To read more, click here!

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2017. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants. To read more, click here!

What are the best universities in the united states

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research , To read more, click here!

MORE PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA SHOW GENEROSITY

The United States is one of the most generous countries on Earth, not only in terms of the billions of dollars in humanitarian aid provided annually by the US government to help people around the world, but also as measured by the generosity of millions of individual Americans. In fact, a report released in June 2019 reveals that there has been a significant increase in the generosity expressed by individuals living in the USA during the past year. A US Census Bureau survey of approximately 100,000 adults living in the USA found that 30.3% of adults living in America volunteered their time at least once in a 12 month period to help others, which was a 6% increase compared with one year earlier. It was also reported that 77.4 million people living in the USA volunteered 6.9 billion hours worth about $167 billion USD in 2017. People living in the US state of Utah had the highest percentage of volunteers, women volunteered at slightly higher rates than men, and “Generation X” was the biggest age group for volunteers. Some of the top volunteer activities in the USA include fundraising, collecting and distributing food and clothing, mentoring youth, and tutoring. To read more, click here!

RESEARCH CENTER PUBLISHES US IMMIGRATION FACTS

On June 3, 2019, the US-based Pew Research Center published a report that examines immigrants living in the USA. The research and charts in the report show data about US immigration over different periods of time. One of the interactive graphs displays the rates of immigration to the United States, from the 2.2 million foreign-born residents in 1850 to the 44.4 million immigrants living in the US in 2017. The report reveals that in 2017, 72.2% of immigrants had been living in the USA for at least 10 years, while 27.8% had been in the United States less than a decade. In 2017, 13.7% of the US population was foreign-born and an additional 12.0% were born in the USA with at least one immigrant parent. Facts about educational attainment showed that 17.8% of immigrant have a Bachelor’s Degree, while another 13.4% possess a graduate degree (2017). Where immigrants are arriving from, the various age ranges, top languages spoken, and other facts are also provided in the report. To read the full article, click here!

BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 2019

When you immigrate to the United States, you will need to find a place to stay, but deciding on the best city for you and your family to live in the USA can be a challenge. US News & World Report evaluated cities all across America based on different indexes which included the job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. The 125 best cities to live in America during 2019 include each city’s overall ranking and information about the population (including the average age), unemployment rate, average yearly salary, median home price, median rent per month, average temperatures, average rainfall each year, and the average worker commute time. To read the full article, click here!

MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES ARE IN THE USA

Institutions of higher education in the United States are rated among the very best in the world, according to global university rankings. People who live in the USA (whether they are American citizens, US permanent residents, or international students) have the opportunity to receive a world-class higher education, which can open the door to excellent career options. According to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the United States has seven of the top 10 best universities in the world. Furthermore, 17 of the world’s 25 highest rated universities for 2019 are located in the USA, along with 24 of the top 50, and 40 of the 100 best institutions of higher education. To read more, click here!