The United States has long been the destination of immigrants either seeking opportunity or fleeing from persecution, or both. Some were brought here by force, while others came as refugees with few belongings or money. By and large, those coming to America believed it was a place that offered asylum, freedom, and opportunity.
Despite the recent rise in anti-immigration sentiment, the United States continues to attract immigrants and remains a vast melting pot.
To acknowledge what former New York City mayor David Dinkins called a “gorgeous mosaic,” 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of 14 states that have a higher share of foreign-born population than the national average.