Immigrants make America great

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” — Statue of Liberty inscription penned by Emma Lazarus

I am the descendant of immigrants. Immigrants who spoke not one word of English, who were mostly unskilled laborers, who were sponsored by distant relatives (so-called “chain migration”), and who were from, at the time, “undesirable” countries such as Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine. Oh, and they were Jewish, which was a mark against them as well.

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Nathan Taft

Nathan Taft

Firm believer in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Twitter: @nathantaft