Emigrants give far more to America than they take --Time to stop racist anti-emigrant sentiment
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 09:03 PM
- Boston immigration center apologizes to young woman they turned in to U.S. authorities - “The IIIC is deeply sorry for the hurt and upset that this incident caused the young woman”
- The Irish community returns to Hurricane Sandy hit Rockaways to aid ongoing recovery
- Young Irish woman turned in to U.S. authorities by Irish immigrant support group - Boston-based Irish International Immigrant Center does the unspeakable
- Profile in Irish fighting courage - Heffernan’s campaign for respite care for families dealing with fatal rare illnesses such as Batten’s disease
- Senator Schumer says Irish deserve a separate deal for visas because of 1965 shutout - Says “Schumer visas” set to give Ireland 10,500 visas a year for the future
|Immigrant children arriving to a new land|
It has been my experience that emigrants far from taking jobs, create them.
Let's take an incredible example, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.
Here is an emigrant from Russia who started one of the world's greatest companies.
No doubt there are many America Firsters out there who would prefer he never came to these shores because he would 'take' an American job.'
He now employs close to 10,000 Americans and gets 1,300 resumes a day from people seeking to work at Google.
Over half the start-ups in Silicon Valley are by emigrants, yes, that despised class that many America Firsters seem to believe belong in the nearest jail.
In my own experience as an emigrant, I never worked for an American company in my life.
I came to the US as a school teacher. After a brief period as a house painter I stated my own newspapers and have been working for myself ever since -- and employing many Americans along the way.
I love what this country has given me and hope I have given back -- partly by providing jobs for some Americans.
So when anti-immigrant groups such as Numbers USA start their usual rant that America is full up of foreigners and doesn't need any others I ask you to think of Sergey Brin, Albert Einstein, Nobel winner Eli Wiesel and many other magnificent emigrants to this country who have made such a profound difference
Only that way will we have any understanding of the massive up-side of emigration.
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