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53% OF IMMIGRANTS SAY N.Y. TOPS EXPECTATIONS

Fifty-three percent of New York's immigrants found life in this city better than they expected, according to a New York Newsday poll released Sunday.

Only one in five immigrants said New York City life was worse than anticipated, while 17 percent said it was about what they expected. Hispanic immigrants found the surroundings most comfortable -- 66 percent said they were happily surprised by New York, and 50 percent of Asian immigrants, 45 percent of black immigrants shared that feeling.

Asked why they came to the United States, 36 percent cited better business opportunities; 27 percent to be with family members; 12 percent for political or religious freedom, and 11 percent for a better education.

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