Thursday, October 06, 2011

A Tale of Two Immigration Policies

First I was fascinated by the contrast with news out of Dayton, Ohio today, and comparing it to what counts as the comparable focus on immigration here in Allegheny County.  Kind of different strategies.

Which just lead to a bit of poking and what do I see... the Mayor of Dayton is a diasporan through and through. A semi-regular blogger no less.  According to his bio he was born in McKeesport to be precise. Must send note to JasonT. 

So from the mayor of Dayton to presidential candidate Ron Paul..  we really may lead the nation in politicians elected in so many other places from where they were born.  If only someone had that quantified.  Self-selection of risk takers in the decision to migrate?

Postscript: I have no idea how he found it, but Bram has the link to a Youtube clip of Steve jobs before the Cupertino city council talking about a proposed new Apple campus HQ with 12k jobs all to be located there.  Cupertino with a population just over 50K!  But even I forget sometimes just how undiverse a place we live in.  Check out the membership of the Cupertino City Council.

-sent from my Apple Newton


Blogger john b said...

Hey don't forget Rand Paul his son was also born and raised till five here, not to mention the First Dog "Bo" is from Ambridge, Vilsack and Napolitano in the Obama Administration (both former governors), the first mayors of San Francisco and St. Louis were area natives (as well as the first Secretary of Homeland Security) and not only is the mayor of Dayton Ohio from here but his Governor is from McKees Rocks. The Treasury building has the statute of native and long time serving Albert Gallatin outside, lots of current members of Congress including Orrin Hatch and almost Charlie Crist, loved the fact that the hero of "Charlie Wilson's War" is an area native (Gust Avrakotos), if only we could have added Robert Bork to the list as a current Supreme! Good Topic Chris!

For those interested more info here:

Friday, October 07, 2011 3:18:00 AM  
Blogger john b said...

Just realized Philip Seymour Hoffman has now played two Pittsburgh metro people, Gust Avrakotos and in Moneyball manager Art Howe. That has to be worth some Pittsburgh Super Trivia points!

Friday, October 07, 2011 3:22:00 AM  

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