The New Americans is a short-form video series highlighting the positive contributions of immigrants to the United States.. Since our nation’s founding, we have always been a nation of immigrants. Whether your family arrived last year, came to Ellis Island a century ago, or floated in on the Mayflower, we are almost all the descendants of immigrants. From pizza to jazz to tech startups, our cultural melting pot is what has always made our nation strong and unique. In short, immigrants are one of America’s greatest strengths.