President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees and immigrants from certain countries from entering the U.S. have critics noting that without immigrants, America wouldn’t be the country it is.
Did you know these famous faces immigrated to the U.S.?
Rihanna, for example, was born in St. Michael Parish, Barbados, and moved to the U.S. as a teen after catching the attention of an American record producer.
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The actress was born in Benoni, South Africa, and moved to Los Angeles at age 19.
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The actress was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and moved to the U.S. in her 20s.
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Michael J. Fox
The actor and activist was born in the Canadian province of Alberta and moved to Los Angeles when he was 18.
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The singer was born in St. James, Trinidad and Tobago, but she was raised in Queens, New York.
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The game show host was born in Sudbury, Canada, and made his American television debut in 1973.
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The former secretary of state was born in Prague and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was a child.
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The South African-born musician hailed from Johannesburg before moving to New York as a young child.
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The actor was born in Ontario, Canada, and became a U.S. citizen in 2004.
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The first lady was born in Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. She first came to the U.S. on a visitor visa in August 1996 and became a permanent resident in 2001. She became a citizen in 2006.
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M. Night Shyamalan
The director was born in Puducherry, India, and moved to the U.S. with his family as a baby.
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The pop star was born in Ontario, Canada. He moved to Atlanta with his mother after he was discovered.
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Portia de Rossi
The actress was born in Victoria, Australia, and moved to the U.S. in her 20s to further her acing career.
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The former baseball player was born in the Dominican Republic but started playing with the Texas Rangers in his early 20s.
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The model was born in British Columbia, Canada, and moved to the U.S. in her 20s to pursue a modeling career.
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The former racing driver was born in Montona, Italy, and came to the U.S. at age 15 after a stay in a refugee camp with his family during World War II.
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The Aussie singer was born in Sydney and moved to the U.S. when she was 16.
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The Huffington Post co-founder was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to New York when she was in her 30s.
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The actor was born in County Meath, Ireland, and moved to Los Angeles in his late 20s.
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The actor was born in Northern Ireland and started acting in the U.S. in the 80s.
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The famous cellist was born in Paris and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was 7.
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The TV personality, actor and politician was born in Thal, Austria, and moved to the U.S. in his early 20s.
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The model and activist was born in Somalia and moved to the U.S. to pursue her a career when she was 18.
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The legendary singer was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, and moved to the U.S. to tour while in her 20s.
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The comedian was born in Ontario, Canada. He moved to the U.S. in his late 20s.
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The celebrity chef was born in Austria and moved to the U.S. at the age of 24.
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The CNN correspondent was born in London and spent part of her childhood in Tehran, Iran, before moving to the U.S. for journalism school.
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The musician was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the U.S. as a young adult.
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The media mogul was born in Melbourne, Australia, and became a U.S. citizen in 1985.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry
The businesswoman and wife of former Secretary of State John Kerry was born in Mozambique and became an American citizen in 1971.
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The former secretary of state was born in Fuerth, Germany. He moved to the U.S. in 1938 and became a citizen in 1943.
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The actor was born in Glamorgan, Wales, in the U.K. and moved to the U.S. in the 1990s following his acting success.
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The actress was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and grew up in the Soviet Union under communist rule before moving to the U.S. on a refugee visa with her family when she was 7.