We don't like to think of ourselves as immigrants. We didn't move to the US with the same spirit and motivation of the previous generations Italian immigrants. We consider ourselves world citizens available to move where the opportunities are. It could be US or Germany or Japan, doesn't matter. But regardless of the name we choose to identify ourselves we must admit that people leaving their own country are strongly motivated and can achieve ambitious goals and create incredible value, frequently outperforming local people. Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith have written a book to explore the power of the "immigrant" attitude. You may want to take a look at their website, in particular to the 7 steps to think like an immigrant
. and you may also consider reading the book: Immigrant, Inc.