TED Conversations

Brian French

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Does Immigration Help or Hurt a Country?

For hundreds of years immigrants have been viewed with suspicion and concern.

Do immigrants make a country more prosperous and diverse or does it drag it down?

Sound off. Try to support your position with evidence.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Jul 29 2013: It depends on the situation of different countries. For example, the United States of America is truly a country of immigration. The Europeans moved there centuries ago, turning it into the leading country of the world. It is a good thing right?
    • Jul 29 2013: Not for the American Indians.

      Do Taiwan and South Korea allow for immigration into their country and a naturalization process to become a citizen?
      • Jul 31 2013: Isn't it believed that the American Indians immigrated from Asia in multiple ways, each wave killing off the prior wave?

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.