If Industry or health care can not find the top people in the USA then they will attract that level from other highly educated countries.
They will pay a premium for these people. So for that group the standard of living in the USA is very high because of the high income.
The USA does not allow people with average job qualification to come to the USA. We have plenty ourselves.
When did your friends come here and did they just come over to look around and decided to stay?
quote :So far you haven't explained in a way that logically makes sense. If the standard of living is so high and Europeans are so happy, then why are ten times as many Europeans immigrating to America as Americans immigrate to Europe ? quote
You show me the numbers but I do not think you can find them since the USA does not document people leaving except for the military
The americans going to europe is the same but your not talking about people that work at walmart .
Your twisting to trying make a point. There are government and other organization estimates of those who have left the country, including numbers from Europe. That's what the 1/10th numbers leaving are based on.
And your wrong about who can immigrate. Plenty of unskilled immigrants apply for, and receive, visas and go on to receive citizenship.
My Bother's oldest stepson met a gal from Lebanon about 8 years ago on the internet. They corresponded online for couple of years. He helped her apply and she got a visa, came to the USA, they dated, and then were married a couple of years after that. She has the equivalent of a USA high school education and no special work skills.
They now have two beautiful boys. She passed her citizenship test and was sworn in last year.
Maybe you'd like to see some of the wedding pictures as proof ?
And I'm sure you've heard of all the influx of eastern European and Russian brides-to-be coming to and receiving citizenship in the USA.
Two of Melissa's church members are an American husband and his Russian bride, that he met on line and they arranged for her to get a visa to come here. She received her citizenship a couple of years ago. She has no work skills and is a stay-at-home wife. They live right around the corner from me.