A French man was able to successfully impersonate an American family’s lost son for 3 and a half months before being caught and deported back to France.
Migrating to another country increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, putting immigrants at higher risk for developing schizophrenia.
Trevor Richards, a 16-year-old South African immigrant, got suspended from his Omaha, Nebraska school when he nominated himself for a “Distinguished African-American Student of the Year” prize. He was the only pupil in this school to have ever lived in Africa.
Mitsuo Fuchida, the captain that lead the attack on Pearl Harbor, later became a Christian and settled in the US permanently.
Canada was so nice to their POW’s during World War 2 that almost 20% of them requested to stay after the war.
A Russian immigrant to NY in the 1920s, Lillian Alling was so homesick that she resolved to walk home to Siberia. She walked an estimated 5000 miles in 3 years, serving a few months in jail for vagrancy in Canada, and was last sighted on the banks of the Bering Strait.
Former FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, liked to write on the margin of memos. One time, he read a memo with narrow margins, and replied “Watch the borders!” The next week was met with mass confusion, as multiple inquiries were sent to Border Patrol inquiring about any suspicious border activity.
When asked for his thoughts on the migration of New Zealanders to Australia, the Prime Minister of New Zealand stated that the “annual exodus of Kiwis to Australia raised the average IQ of both countries”.
The Jay Treaty, signed in 1794, provides that American Indians may travel freely across the Canadian-US border. Native Indians born in Canada are entitled to freely enter the United States for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration.
More than 40% of the Fortune 500 companies in 2010 were founded by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.