03 Apr We Are a Nation of Immigrants
As an immigrant, it amazes me how people can spew such bitterness and contempt upon a subject they do not really know too much about. It is unfortunate that today’s political climate is such that I feel both frightened for future and my children’s’ futures, but also for the country as a whole.
We have seemed to have forgotten that this country was built by immigrants. Unless you are Native American, you are a child of an immigrant. And you know what, there is nothing wrong with that. However, when this fact has escaped you and you feel like you own this land that your own ancestors decided to move onto, then you are part of the problem.
Right now, immigrants are painted as rapists, murderers, terrorists, but I am none of those. Like me, 99 percent of us are upstanding citizens that came to this country for the promise of freedom and living the American Dream. Are there some bad apples, of course, but doesn’t America have some bad eggs too?
What I am trying to say is this – I love this country, I love the ideals and freedoms I enjoy, I love helping the people of this country, and I loved defending those freedoms. I am proud to be an American Immigrant. And you should be proud to have us as this beautiful melting pot of a country is unique. There is nowhere else in the world like America and that is because of her people.