The Most Diverse States in America

Stirring the Melting Pot

Almost everyone in the world, no matter where they were born, knows the story of the early U.S. as one of multiculturalism. But immigration in the U.S. is still a contentious issue, with racism still very much a reality and the recession bringing a renewed focus on the demographics of the workforce. But as with everything in this federation of states, the story is not the same everywhere. Border states like Texas, Arizona and California are tasked with enforcing much of the country’s immigration policy, while states with large urban areas like San Francisco and New York City are forced to integrate immigrants into often-scarce real estate. Photo Credit:  OregonDOT