I met @conorsen on Twitter. He writes about the economy, demographics, urban policy, Millennial stuff ... lots of interesting things. Because so many people seem to be afraid of what immigration is doing to our country, I'd like to remind everyone that most of us have an "immigrant" story to tell of our own. His starts 3 generations ago from China, and mine is also 3 generations but from Poland and Ukraine. Many of those I grew up with from Italy, and maybe just 1 or 2 generations out.
100 years ago, those who braved uncertainty, low-wage and back-breaking labor and yes, illegality (like my great-grandmother who was rejected with a white "X" on her coat due to poor eyesight but switched coats on Ellis Island with a girl who wanted to return home) faced the same thing today's immigrants face. They were unwanted. But look how much great came from their descendants. You're here.
Try not to forget that, America.
And here is Conor's post about Immigration, Inequality, and Institutions.