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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28: STATUE OF LIBERTY
Profile America - Monday, October 28th. One of the nation's enduring symbols, the Statue of Liberty, was dedicated on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1886. A gift from France, the statue's full name is "Liberty Enlightening the World," and is the work of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The statue was the first glimpse of America for more than 20 million immigrants who came through nearby Ellis Island, chiefly from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Poland. In 1910, the year of the greatest influx, some 15 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born. Today, that figure is 13 percent, or around 40 million people. Just under half of the current foreign-born population comes from Latin America. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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