Thursday, December 24, 2009


Immigrants enrich this country in many ways. Today's NY Times includes "Taking Hold in Silicon Valley, a Ping-Pong Boom."

The Economist (Dec. 19) calls is "A Ponzi scheme that works ... The greatest strength of America is that people want to live there ... No matter where an immigrant hails from, he can find a cluster of his ethnic kin in America."

In a better world, those on the left who see the U.S. as a great evil, would spend some time looking at the world through immigrants' eyes. Those on the right who only see a threat to a romantized past would spend some time looking at America as it was before the arrival of immigrants gave us better science, medicine, art, music, food, sports, literature, you name it.