7 surprising things about immigrants: from immigrant food to Natalie Portman and GDP

immigrant food and other interesting facts about immigrants

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Have you heard of immigrant food? Well, you may think of immigrantfood.com, a mixed-race food business (Venezuelan, Italian, Belgium-Serbian). Or you may have heard the news about “immigrant food dc“, the same business opening up a restaurant a block away from the White House. Anyhow, all interested in immigrant food may also find interest in immigrant cell phone credit on MobileRecharge.com, Tello or KeepCalling. Or may want to share with their fellow co-workers that 460 languages are spoken in the United States, in case there’s any doubt about the beautiful diversity. OK, we’ll get you through some more surprising facts about expats, and yes, immigrant food is top of that, because of food.

Immigrant food is famous

immigrant food and other surprising facts

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A website like immigrantfood.com, or the restaurant near the White House, or food that expats introduce to the new culture like Tika Masala, or the food that an immigrant is having for dinner like a burger. You decide. Meanwhile, we examine the possibilities.

So, the story behind ImmigrantFood.com caught our attention, although we haven’t visited yet. Three expats, Enrique the Venezuelan, Peter the Italian and the Belgium-Serbian Tea, meet up and create a place to gather, talk and eat. What else can you wish for? Of course, the former 2 are experts in cuisine. Which? Imagine… or visit.

If we consider immigrant food to be a gift an immigrant brings along, then immigrant food is famous. The Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani, Turkish… you name it cuisine. They are worldwide famous. We haven’t mentioned the Arab countries and African countries, because they are so many, but we’ll never forget the Ethiopian food at the food fair in London, those smells. Or the Falafel we had in this life. OMG.

It’s obvious all ethnic groups made it with their immigrant food into the new countries. We’ve just remembered this article about the Cuban stores nearby.

Immigrant credit is a cocktail balance

You’ll ask what an eh that is. Of course, you will. Then we owe you an explanation for the term we’ve coined. It’s a cocktail of operators an immigrant needs to suit his/her needs. International balance, budget but high-quality domestic balance, and also a mobile credit transfer service to support folks back home or use for oneself when traveling. Makes sense, right?

Domestic balance

Like Tello or H2O in the USA. We definitely recommend Tello Mobile for their revolutionary cheap and flexible plans. And regular promos.

Old cell phone number credit

Many expats decide to keep the old home number for the time they visit. So, to keep the phone number active, many immigrants credit their home phone online with MobileRecharge.com.

Cell phone balance for relatives abroad

Thirdly, an expat top-ups credit to family and friends in their native country. And that’s what MobileRecharge.com does. And the app as well. It facilitates international mobile top-ups.  Many expats use that regularly or as a last-minute gift.

MobileRecharge.com for immigrants

Balance for international calls

There are ways much cheaper than Skype or other similar famous services. And they do exactly the same thing. If you folks abroad do not use the internet to connect, and you want to call them on their local number (simple as that), we recommend you check the low rates on KeepCalling.com or KeepCalling app, or PhoneClub.com. You’ll be amazed!

Having all these covered means having an immigrant credit cocktail. And that goes well with your immigrant food specialties. ;)

More than half of the USA population speaks Spanish

Besides immigrant food interest in the world, and MobileRecharge immigrant credit, something you haven’t talked about yet is probably…  the percentage of people speaking Spanish in the USA. More than 60%, yes.

23% kids in the USA have expat parents

expats' kids

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Not really convenient to say that a kid born in an expat family is an expat kid. That’s a weird label. Of course, he/she is American or Canadian or German and so on.

23% of U.S. children are children of immigrants, and by 2020, it is expected to be one in three.

When expats get famous they do it with drums and trumpets

Albert Einstein is one of the famous Ellis Islands immigrants.  He left Germany and arrived in the USA in April 1921 when he was 43 (good news for many of us). Elsa, his wife, was with him, and they established in New York. Two events are related to possible causes of his departure: to receive the Nobel Prize in the USA and give up his German citizenship due to political reasons in 1933. In the USA, he had a clear purpose. He knew is coming to be Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton*. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.

Curious about other famous expats?

  • Natalie Portman, Israel.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria.
  • Sergey Brin, Russia.
  • Mila Kunis, Ukraine.
  • Sofia Vergara, Colombia.
  • Bob Marley, Jamaica.

Add more in the comments, please.

Immigrants made it to the headlines with the keyword save

Yeah, yeah, aren’t you fed up with bad news that features expats. Don;t forget the media is speculating a lot and hunting the bad side of all the stories. The danger is when we generalize. In all cases, of course.

But can you remember the huge news that kept the headlines focused on immigrants just before the pandemic? The undocumented Malian expat who saved a baby in Paris by climbing the building like a Spiderman. He later received French citizenship.

We also followed the story of the Senegalese Mouhammad Diouf who rescued 2 strangers from drowning in the Bilbao River. But according to The Guardian article in June 2021, many people were collecting signatures for the Spanish officials to regularize the immigrant status of the undocumented rescuer.

10% of the GDP is expat contribution


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The USA registers two trillion dollars every year from foreign-born contributors according to FongLegal

But the fact that immigration raises total economic output is a fact confirmed by many analysts and publications. In June 2021 Fwd.us was launching the statement. 

Increasing immigration would boost GDP per capita by $2,500 over 30 years and raise the standard of living for Americans. . . More significant increases in immigration—enabling more than 2 million immigrants each year to come to the U.S.—would lead to a $2,500 increase in GDP per capita by 2050.

The situation looks the same in Canada or other major expat destinations. Thanks to the increasing number of workers who come to Canada the economy is growing says Canada.ca. How? 

Thanks to immigration, Canada’s labour force continues to grow by a small amount every year. If it weren’t for immigrants, employers would have trouble finding enough qualified workers to fill available jobs. This is because Canadians are living longer and having fewer children. More people are retiring, and there are fewer students in schools. As a result, the pool of Canadian-born existing and potential workers is limited.

You draw the conclusion, and then get some immigrant food from the store or the restaurant in your shopping cart. ;)