Immigration is essential
How did we get to the point where guns are everywhere and immigration is bad. Guns should be off the streets, period. The data is quite strong there and my gut is the NRA is imploding. As for immigration, Axios just posted a study that 45% of immigrant kids founded US Fortune 500 companies. Think about that for a moment. 45%.
Personally, we have been fortunate to have many immigrants work for over the years. Some who have been with us over 20 years. I have watched their kids grow up, heard their stories and tried to help them in anyway I could.
One of them who has a heart of gold and would prefer to speak Spanish to English and has two kids. Her son is at Columbia University getting a degree and her daughter is now a lawyer. Then another woman who has worked for us has a son who is getting his Masters while working in social work to help others who are not as fortunate as him. Think of that. Three people who are making a difference and supporting the economy.
Their fathers are laborers and their mothers are cleaning our house. They came here for a better life and left their countries for multiple reasons. These are the stories that make this country great. They are doing jobs that many of us would not do to make sure that their kids don’t have to. That will continue over and over and over again because it is not easy coming to this country starting from scratch.
As far as I am concerned, we should be honored to have people come to our country and create the next generation of working families with perhaps another child who creates another Fortune 500 company of the future.