I know a lady who emigrated from Venezuela 20 years ago. One of her reasons for doing so was that she had heard about the U.S. project to change the direction of hurricanes and she just thought that was so awesome that we would even try to do such a thing and was evidence of a strong "empire" (her word, but she used it in a very positive way). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Stormfury
America is an amazing place to be rich. That's why I never bought the "Oh the rich will just move to some tiny tax haven country". If my choice is to pay a bit more of my billions to have a massive house in the hills above LA filled with starlets and a penthouse overlooking NYC filled with crazy artist chicks for my other weekends I'm going to go ahead and give living in the Caymans a pass. And that's ignoring Miami entirely. This is a fabulous pace to be loaded.
This is going to make half of reddit hate Musk.
President Reagan famously called America a shining city on a hill whose doors are open to anyone with the heart and will to get here. If we are to remain that way, that means not rigging the competition just because of where someone was born.
I like these posts so much better than "hurr durr guns are kewl."
Moved to America when I was 12. Applied for citizenship when I was 25. Was interviewed by USCIS officers who couldn't speak proper English. Had to file a lawsuit against USCIS in federal court because they denied my application. Was handed my citizenship as soon as the USCIS officers were subpoenaed to make depositions in federal court, which would have made them look REALLY bad.
During my citizenship ceremony, the USCIS officers were playing Imagine by John Lennon on the radio.
Complete fucking morons.