Immigrants As Gifts, Not Problems

Family stories this weekend reminded me of the passion and strengths my grandparents brought to the US as teenagers from places like Naples and Prague. While we debate the legitimacies and restrictions of immigrants, and immigration grows exponentially for all kinds of economic and political reasons, it's time to have adult conversations about how communities can best engage the passions and strengths from other countries.

This is not a complicated conversation because the gifts are real and relavant to the growth potential of many communities who are concurrently doing whatever they can to attract young national talent whose prime distinction is their unchosen geographic origins of birth.