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Author claims that more than 1% of the US is now of Iranian descent because of Iran's over-education problem. Namely, Iran has prioritized education but because of the political situation, there are not enough opportunities at home so most of these over-educated people go abroad, many to the US.

Everyone in the world wants to emigrate to the US. What is so special about Iran. I will best there are more Chinese than Iranians in the US.
 

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Everyone in the world wants to emigrate to the US. What is so special about Iran. I will best there are more Chinese than Iranians in the US.
I wasn’t making any comparisons. Just thought this article was interesting.

However interest in immigrating to the US has slowed considerably in China since the past few years. Mainly because China has developed very fast and because of political tensions, safety issues living in the US.
 

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What a joke...i would rather prefer death than to live in that cultureless horrorshow called US.
Are you saying there are no Greek immigrants in the US or you want to say you are a unique Greek?
I wasn’t making any comparisons. Just thought this article was interesting.

However interest in immigrating to the US has slowed considerably in China since the past few years. Mainly because China has developed very fast and because of political tensions, safety issues living in the US.
Yes. With China surpassing US economically, I foresee reverse immigration back to China in the coming years.
 

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Are you saying there are no Greek immigrants in the US or you want to say you are a unique Greek?


Yes. With China surpassing US economically, I foresee reverse immigration back to China in the coming years.

No, im saying that USA is a country that offers nothing i want. It has zero security, has no culture. The EU has higher living standards. Why would i move to a country that cant offer me what i have in Greece?

Of course there are greek migrants in USA. But in last decades USA lost almost all attractiveness.
 

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No, im saying that USA is a country that offers nothing i want. It has zero security, has no culture. The EU has higher living standards. Why would i move to a country that cant offer me what i have in Greece?

Of course there are greek migrants in USA. But in last decades USA lost almost all attractiveness.
I agree with you that Greeks have it good. I was in Crete last year, leaving aides numbers the life there was good as it gets.
 

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Are you saying there are no Greek immigrants in the US or you want to say you are a unique Greek?


Yes. With China surpassing US economically, I foresee reverse immigration back to China in the coming years.
Most Chinese students already go back to China or have plans to go back. The last 5 years especially have been very impactful. Since the Trump administration, political tensions between the US and China have become very hostile. Racism against Asians have exploded. Since the pandemic, law and order has basically collapsed in many of America's large cities. The quality of life has gone down significantly.

Of course, in certain areas like the tech industry, the US is still a great place to land a job as the pay is very high and there is a lot of money here. But the divide between the rich and poor is becoming very stark. Even if you are rich and you live in a nicer area like a beautiful suburb or a semi-rural area, life is very boring and quite meaningless. There is nothing like the deep culture and history you will find in Europe or Asia.

On the other hand, in the past ten years, the quality of life in China has improved rapidly. Public transportation is the best in the world. All large cities have massive metro systems linked by the world's greatest high speed rail systems. Social benefits have improved markedly, you have free healthcare, very cheap education and all kinds of social services available. And even though there is some curbing now, the economy has been very vibrant and is producing more wealth than any other place in the world. 20 years ago, China's cities were third world in comparison to the US, now most of their cities are better than American cities and you don't have to constantly look over your corner wondering if someone is about to rob you or kill you over some stupid shit.
 

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Everyone in the world wants to emigrate to the US. What is so special about Iran. I will best there are more Chinese than Iranians in the US.
Chinese are miniscule portion of population in the US and 75% of H-1B visas are going to Indians. Not South Asians... just Indians. Soon Indians will overtake Mexicans as the top minority in the US.

Congratulations. You already overtook Chinese Canadians in 2006, so why not make North America Hindu Again. NAHA!
 

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Chinese are miniscule portion of population in the US and 75% of H-1B visas are going to Indians. Not South Asians... just Indians. Soon Indians will overtake Mexicans as the top minority in the US.

Congratulations. You already overtook Chinese Canadians in 2006, so why not make North America Hindu Again. NAHA!
Chinese have been Emigrating to the US even before the Europeans. Indian H1B population is very small in comparison and they have to return back to India after few years as it is not a permanent visa.
 

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I wasn’t making any comparisons. Just thought this article was interesting.

However interest in immigrating to the US has slowed considerably in China since the past few years. Mainly because China has developed very fast and because of political tensions, safety issues living in the US.
It's from "thesaker" so of course it's nonsensical.
 

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Author claims that more than 1% of the US is now of Iranian descent because of Iran's over-education problem. Namely, Iran has prioritized education but because of the political situation, there are not enough opportunities at home so most of these over-educated people go abroad, many to the US.

Iranians are also the most educated and successful immigrant groups in the US or in most countries. Southern California is home to close to a million people of Persian/Iranian heritage. It had a large community even before the revolution as the well known Iranian designers in Beverly Hills, like Bijan attest to.
 

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I wasn’t making any comparisons. Just thought this article was interesting.

However interest in immigrating to the US has slowed considerably in China since the past few years. Mainly because China has developed very fast and because of political tensions, safety issues living in the US.
Maybe but Naturalizations have been going up as China has developed (except a dip by everybody last year due to Covid).

Chinese Naturalizations
2020: 23,400
2019: 39,490
2018: 39,600
2017: 37,674
2016: 35,794
2015: 31,241
2014: 30,284
2013: 35,387
2012: 31,868
2011: 32,864
2010: 33,969
2009: 37,130
2008: 40,017
2007: 33,134
2006: 35,387
2005: 31,708
2004: 27,309
2003: 24,014
2002: 32,018


Google:
U.S. Naturalizations site:dhs.gov
 
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