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More immigrants than ever have become billionaires in the US

  • Forbes’ recently unveiled World’s Billionaire list for 2022 revealed that a record-number 92 American billionaires are immigrants.
  • Topping the list is the South African-born head of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, Elon Musk.
  • China, India and Taiwan are among the top eight countries that produce the most foreign-born billionaires
  • Many billionaires have accumulated their wealth through the tech industry, including five out of the seven billionaires hailing from India.
  • Others have found success creating the companies behind some of today's most popular products and services.

Forbes’ recently unveiled World’s Billionaire list for 2022 revealed that a record-number 92 American billionaires are immigrants. 

Topping the list and leapfrogging the wealthiest man for the past four years — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — is the South African-born head of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, Elon Musk.

4 Vietnamese men identified as victims in Oldham mill fire in the UK

  • The Greater Manchester Police named four Vietnamese men who were believed to have been burned in the Bismark House Mill in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on May 7.
  • The victims include 39-year-old Cuong Van Chu, 31-year-old Uoc Van Nguyen, 29-year-old Duong Van Nguyen and 21-year-old Nam Thanh Le.
  • Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.
  • Detectives are also “keeping an open mind with regards to how many people were present and their whereabouts.”

Four Vietnamese men reported missing in the United Kingdom were identified as victims of the Oldham mill fire in May. 

After a fire broke out at the Bismark House Mill in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on May 7, authorities initially believed that no one was in the building at the time of the fire. However, police began searching the mill after demolition workers discovered human remains at the scene on July 21.

Majority of Republicans believe immigrants ‘hurt the country and make it a worse place to live,’ says poll

Fox News survey
  • The majority of Republicans believe immigrants are hurting the country, according to a new survey conducted by Fox News.
  • The poll asked participants: “In general, do you think immigrants who come to the United States today help the country and make it a better place to live or hurt the country and make it a worse place to live?”
  • According to the survey, 71% of Democrats and only 22% of Republicans believe that immigrants “help the country and make it a better place to live.”
  • Meanwhile, 59% of Republicans and only 21% of Democrats said they believe immigrants “hurt the country and make it a worse place to live.”
  • Among Republican respondents, 64% of women and 54% of men indicated that immigrants hurt the country.
  • The poll was jointly developed by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research and interviewed 1,003 registered voters.

A recent survey conducted by Fox News indicates the majority of Republicans have negative views of immigrants.

In the new poll, jointly developed by Democratic political data firm Beacon Research and Republican polling firm Shaw & Company Research, participants were asked, “In general, do you think immigrants who come to the United States today help the country and make it a better place to live or hurt the country and make it a worse place to live?”

Fruit Cut By Your Asian Parents is Worth a Thousand Words

It’s a quarter past midnight. There are about a million jumbled thoughts racing through my scrambled mind, but one common theme interconnects them all: I am completely, utterly, devastatingly unprepared for my chemistry test tomorrow. I can’t tell the difference between an alkene and an alkane, and I haven’t even gotten around to studying NMRs yet. 

There’s a certain gut feeling you get in situations like this. It’s a taunting, tiny, yet deafening voice circling the back of your head, whispering “you’re screwed” over and over again; it’s a sinking feeling in your stomach you get when you’re almost to the drop of the roller coaster, like you know the worst is coming and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Life is a highway, and I was about to crash. 

Gosaeng: An Ode to the Struggle of My Korean Immigrant Parents

I grew up as the child of immigrant parents who, like countless other immigrants, did what they could to provide for their family. Having immigrated to Canada in the 1970s, my parents first ran a 24-hour convenience store in downtown Toronto (within a few miles from where the Netflix series “Kim’s Convenience” is filmed), had a failed business venture in the velvet print industry, and then went on to run a video store, “Video 99”, for the bulk of my childhood.

When I think of my parents during my childhood, certain images are seared forever in my mind. Like the time my mom was weeping in rage, Korean profanities flowing out of her mouth, because a customer had spat on her for attempting to collect a $3.99 video late charge in her thickly-accented English. Or like the time my dad overturned a video shelving display because of his frustration with the slow business painfully amplified by the number of thefts that had occurred in our store. Or the time he ran out of our store in his slippers with a baseball bat convinced he could somehow attack one of these teenage thieves and teach them a lesson. Or all the times my mom hugged me wearily while reminding us not to open the front door and to only pick up the phone after we heard our special phone code (three rings, pause, and then another three rings) as she left us to work overnight at the print shop.

The U.S. Army is Allegedly Discharging Immigrant Recruits They Promised Citizenship To

The U.S. Army is allegedly discharging some immigrant reservists and recruits who enlisted through the special recruitment program that offered a path to citizenship, a report from the Associated Press revealed.

Citing immigration lawyers privy to the details, the report claimed that at least 40 immigrant recruits have been discharged or whose status has been put at risk recently.

Thousands of Vietnamese Immigrants Protected By Treaty Now Targeted By ICE For Deportation

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to deport thousands of Vietnamese immigrants who have been in the U.S. for more than two decades and are protected by a long-standing treaty.

Why it’s a problem: Many of the targeted Vietnamese immigrants, who are legal U.S. residents but not citizens, arrived in the United States before 1995, most likely as refugees of the Vietnam War, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius explained to Reuters.

Meet the ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ Teaching Others ‘How to American’

I was first introduced to Jimmy O. Yang after seeing him on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” where he plays Jian-Yang, a Chinese app developer struggling to immerse himself in American culture while creating groundbreaking apps, like the infamous Not Hotdog app.

Yang’s character instantly became my favorite, and I laughed as he outshined his co-stars with his personality. In one scene, Jian-Yang gets confused and physically looks up after being asked, “What’s up?”