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How immigrants see America

Below are two charts from the Economist magazine.  The first shows that the USA is the top choice of potential immigrants; the second shows that Iceland is the most welcoming country towards immigrants.  Iceland?  I taught management classes there and was the darkest person I saw.  Apparently, it's easy to be welcoming in the abstract.  Or maybe the Economist pulled the findings out of its nose.

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America is friendlier to foreigners than headlines suggest

And the country remains the first choice for would-be immigrants

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Comment by Charlie Patton
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The difference is easy to explain. Fort Knox: not at all welcoming, but everybody would love to get in there. Pod people stumbling down the urban street chanting, "Join us! Join us""... extremely welcoming, yet decidedly unappealing.