Immigrants – We Need Them

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free..

Immigrants are what make our country great. They provide diversity and inspiration. They work hard, are happy, and gleeful to be here. They have yearned to be an American all their lives, and make great citizens. And their children will outperform their parents, studying hard, and rise to heights making their parents proud.

Working in New York City for almost 10 years I can account first hand what it was to be around these folks. The years of tr with his disparaging comments made me sick to my stomach. I never understood as he was a New Yorker, and one who grew financially out of the efforts of these immigrants.

Of course there are always a few bad apples, but overall this is not the case.

It saddens me that after all these years we have no immigration reform, and what of the dreamers? According to my research the legislation passed in the House, but not the Senate, as it lacked 60 votes. Can you imagine being 40 years old, and sent back to your country of birth not even knowing the language? I am hopeful my research was wrong, but I think not.

In a recent article it stated we do not have enough population to support services in our country. Looking at all the help wanted posters, and advertisements begging for folks says it all. We desperately need people to fill these roles..

Transitioning immigrants into a work force will not be easy, but it can be done. The Irish, German, and Italians faced horrific discrimination when they arrived in the 1900’s. Can we learn from this? Can we rise above this? I think we can!

We need this influx of people to strengthen our country.

Feel free to send this to all those doubters who hate immigrants.

We need to change.

We need immigration reform.

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