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#ImmigrantHeritageMonth Proves That We Are Truly United Because We Love This Country

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Immigrant Heritage Month has only been commemorated for the past three years, but in these tense political times, it’s crucial that we recognize all immigrants and celebrate our cultures.

Here are some incredible stories that we’ve seen on social media. But first, let us blow your mind with some insane statistics about the beautiful people that make up this country.

According to the 2016 Current Population Survey (CPS), immigrants and their U.S.-born children now number approximately 84.3 million people, or 27 percent of the overall U.S. population.

In 2015, 11.1 million immigrants age 25 or older had a college degree or higher.

Migration Information Source states that the number of immigrants with higher education has grown at more than twice the rate of the same population among the U.S. born.

Library of Congress data says that as many as 4.5 million Irish arrived in the United States between 1820 and 1930.

According to a 2015 Census report, 32.7 million or 10.2% of the U.S. population are Irish descendants. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.6 million).

Pew Research reports that 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012.

Pew also states that Mexicans are by far “the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012.”

Between 1933 and 1945, 200,000 Jewish reguees arrived to the U.S.

Pew Research reports that between the 1950s and 1960s, roughly 3% to 4% of American adults said their religion was Jewish. That number today has grown considerably.

In 2012, there were 10 million Latinos and 11.6 million non-Hispanic whites living in Texas.

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That’s 38.2% and 44.4%, of the state’s 26.1 million residents! Including the most famous Texan ever… Selena, of course!

According to the Center for American Progress, as of 2016, 741,546 undocumented young people benefited from an education because they were beneficiaries of DACA.

The Center for American Progress states that 95% of survey respondents are currently employed or enrolled in school.

Between 1870 and 1900, more than 2 million Germans immigrated to the U.S.

But nowadays — even though they are responsible for Christmas trees, Easter bunnies, hot dogs and many other aspects of American culture — their presence is hardly noticed.

In 2016, 752,800 people became naturalized citizens.

As you can see, there are so many immigrants that came to the U.S. in different ways, and they all have their own unique story that contributed to the fabric of our country. But the most beautiful thing is that the country is our home.

READ: John Leguizamo Calls On Latino Celebs To Boycott Texas Because Of New Anti-Immigrant Law

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A Little Boy Was Found Alone in Mexico And Police Are Searching for His Family In the U.S.

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A Little Boy Was Found Alone in Mexico And Police Are Searching for His Family In the U.S.

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Officials in the United States and in Mexico are in desperate need of information regarding a little boy who was discovered completely alone in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Feb. 22. Officials do not know his exact age, but estimate he is 2 or 3 years old. They’re also not sure about his nationality — although he was found in Mexico, the boy understands and speaks English.

We spoke to El Paso Police Officer Enrique Carrillo, who said the United States is involved in the case because a supervisor with the El Paso Police Department’ Crime Against Persons heard about the boy while at a conference in Mexico.

While it’s not standard practice for the U.S. to be involved in missing persons cases in Mexico, according to Carrillo, the supervisor believed they had to help in case the boy is actually an American citizen.

According to the El Paso Police Department, the child is described as Latino, 3’ tall, weighing 40 pounds, short brown hair, brown eyes, birthmark above the left eyebrow, found wearing blue sweatpants, black shoes, shirt, with a possible first name of “Luis.”

A CBS news affiliate reported that officers from the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit are “working with Mexican authorities to identify the boy and any family members he might have.”

Anybody with information about this found child is asked to call the El Paso Police Department at (915) 832-4400 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at (915) 566-8477.

READ: This Indigenous Candidate Has Eyes On Historic Run For Mexico’s Presidency In 2018

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