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      What do American's think of British immigrants? (Legal)

      hello everybody,
      Good evening, that's invalid because it depends where you are in the world you get the point. Anyway the reason why i'm asking this question is because i'm seriously thinking about moving from the UK, but I would like to move to a place where they still speak English. So America is the first place I had in mind but i'm not sure what the American view is on British immigrants coming to your country. I hope its not negative because there are tons of Americans where I live, near a US airbase and we treat them as if they have always lived here. How hard is it for a Brit to make friends over there? I love having friends so you know that's kinda important. And lastly I hate getting the 'you don't belong here look' when I go somewhere different (haven't had in in the US) so will I be treated like one of you? Yeah I know these answers vary depending on the personality of the person so I guess I will just follow the majority of answers.
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      I highly doubt you would get the "You don't belong here" look any more than naturalized Americans do. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

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      thanks but are you personally ok with British immigrants? Do you know any?
      Thanks Again

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      Something I've always admired about Americans is their general attitude towards immigration. I'm obviously not from the US, but as an outsider looking in, I've always been given the impression that it's a very welcoming country. This is in sharp contrast to many other places around the world where immigrants are often viewed with suspicion.

      Right here in the UK for instance, those on the right tend to be very wary of newcomers to the country and those on the far right are just outright hostile to anyone who could be considered a foreigner. From what I've seen, this kind of xenophobia is a lot less common in the US, and judging from that, I don't think you'll have any problems.
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      The point of the US is to accept all. We fail at that occasionally though. Most people (women ) like accents if that makes you feel better.

      We generally accept people. If you arent accepted by somoeone, he is probably just a jerk.

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      @HeavySleeper yeah I felt the same when I was in Orlando and New York, they are really loving and caring.
      @ BrandonBoss really the accents? Nah just kidding I have heard that before which is awesome because I love an American woman's accent as well. So yeah my last question is do you know any Brits? D they enjoy themselves over there?
      Thanks again,
      I'm pretty sure I made my mind up but I will need to further research before I can say this without any questions in the back of my mind.

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      I only know them online. I went to a small college, in a pretty small city (I live in Kansas, not a tourist vacation spot really ).

      I have met some, and they say they enjoy america, but that might just be them being polite.

      Just thought of this. Don't move down south, they are not the biggest fans of people that are different. They are a little crazy. I have some family down there, and love them to death, but they are a bit crazy. So Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi... those places. Florida is fine though. Texas isn't even close to 100% English with a lot of Spanish speakers as well. Just some small advice. Oh... and
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      I hear it's extremely hard to get US citizenship.

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      If you pick a metropolitan area, with lots of immigrants, you will be ok. But there are places, where they don't like strangers and newcomers in general, not just immigrants. US is build by immigrants, and everybody knows that, except some backward people. But those you can find in any country.

      Brits are welcomed here no differently than anybody else. There is no animosity against Brits. Yeah, we still remember the War for Independence, but you should be ok
      Check out some expat websites and get a feel for the community.

      I for one, welcome you!

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      British immigrants? I don't have much of an opinion. I have met a few and they seemed like wonderful people. My town has immigrants from all sorts of places, its really not even a factor. Plus I love British accents.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      I only know them online. I went to a small college, in a pretty small city (I live in Kansas, not a tourist vacation spot really ).

      I have met some, and they say they enjoy america, but that might just be them being polite.

      Just thought of this. Don't move down south, they are not the biggest fans of people that are different. They are a little crazy. I have some family down there, and love them to death, but they are a bit crazy. So Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi... those places. Florida is fine though. Texas isn't even close to 100% English with a lot of Spanish speakers as well. Just some small advice. Oh... and
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      Utah sucks, though as long as you avoid southern utah it's a bit more metropolitan than the deep south. Mormons aren't xenophobic but... ugh. Just ugh them.

      While there is a tad bit of xenophobia in heartland America, it's not directed at British people. At the very worst, your accent will make you come off snobbish. But don't take it personally, Americans are very shallow and stupid.
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      A British accent is seen as cool here. Aside from that, there is no issue at all.
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      Depends on where you go -- there are a lot of anti-immigrant people in the USA, but if you are younger and have a zest for life -- you would fit in a lot of places. Anyone from the United Kingdom who came over this way that I met was very cool and a blast to be around. Diverse places, metro areas, etc. -- would probably be your best bet. If big cities aren't your thing, areas with multiple colleges/uni's would be a great route to go.

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      John Lennon is the most popular person who ever lived here.
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      I don't really think anything.... You'll probably be fine. Maybe it just depends where you go and the crowd. America is a big place with lots of different people and places. Races, and ethnic groups.
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      Oh yeah and you can also look forward to people trying out their bad british accents on you and asking you how you feel about tea and crumpets.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Original Poster View Post
      Oh yeah and you can also look forward to people trying out their bad british accents on you and asking you how you feel about tea and crumpets.
      All women have a British accent in their minds. Sigh, it is annoying.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Universal Mind View Post
      John Lennon is the most popular person who ever lived here.
      Thanks for shooting him guys.

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      I personally don't have much of an opinion, but considering how obsessed America was with the royal wedding and Kate Middleton (among other British movies and events), I'd say you'll fit in just fine. This might seem judgmental on my part, but I would probably avoid moving into low-income neighborhoods or the south (as someone else mentioned), you'd probably just get made fun of for your accent.

      I'd say maybe New York City or California (the nicer, more populated areas if you can afford it)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Universal Mind View Post
      John Lennon is the most popular person who ever lived here.
      I do not agree.


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      We shoot those we love. Abraham Lincoln, john lennon! JFK, I am surprised that Reagan lived as long as he did, as loved as he was.

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      People will generally think you're the intellectual/scholarly type once they hear you speak, a fair number of people might think you're a bit of a snob because of it though. Nothing that can really be done about that, Americans and Canadians are just sort of primed for that response.

      Why do you want to move though? And don't you think you should visit the US once or twice before deciding to move? You might also want to consider Canada as well, compare the laws and social views and then decide between the two.

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      Canadian culture seems to me to be a lot more moderate and pleasant. That's the foreign impression anyway.

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      He has been here a few times. I heard him say in a different thread.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      We shoot those we love. Abraham Lincoln, john lennon! JFK, I am surprised that Reagan lived as long as he did, as loved as he was.
      Because Reagan was a good little puppet.

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      Why do you want to move though? And don't you think you should visit the US once or twice before deciding to move? You might also want to consider Canada as well, compare the laws and social views and then decide between the two.
      I agree. And if you do move to the US, move to Washington or Colorado. Wakka Wakka.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      Thanks for shooting him guys.
      Who told you? Okay, I finally confess. I did it. I was a very angry and hateful third grader.
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