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The United States has been the beacon of hope for many people from various nations all across the world.  The American Dream (the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness) has been the guiding light for many immigrants seeking to create a new start.  One hundred years ago, most immigrants arrived through Ellis Island. in the New York/New Jersey harbor.  Today, most immigrants arrive through one of the nation’s busy international airports.


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Immigrants:  Top 10 Countries of Origin in Our Region:

1. India
2. Mexico
3. China
4. Korea
5. Vietnam
6. Jamaica
7. United Kingdom
8. Dominican Republic
9. Philippines
10. Italy

Source: Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians