Pakistanis are known to have fared better in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world, by attaining higher levels of education and being gainfully employed, all while upholding a sense of culture and heritage. In fact, Pakistani-Americans also have a higher household income compared to the average American.
As early as the first days of the United States, Muslims from South Asia immigrated to the United States contributing to its economy by working in various fields such as agriculture and mining. In 1946, after the signing of the Luce-Celler Act, over 2,500 Pakistani immigrants acquired
U.S. citizenship through naturalization. According to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, most of these Pakistanis were students who had just graduated from American universities. The latest U.S. Census, from 2010, estimated that there are over 360,000 Pakistani-Americans living in the U.S.