Immigration: What changed & why?

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On September 11, 2001 Americans WOKE to discover that some people coming to the United States have bad intentions.

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The Atlantic Mag - 9/11 Statue of Liberty
The Atlantic Mag - 9/11 Statue of Liberty

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9/11 CHANGED EVERYTHING

On that day, almost 3,000 people of all ages and ethnicities were ruthlessly murdered -- and, an additional 6,000 people were injured -- all by foreign-born terrorists.

 

That sad, heartbreaking morning was a giant wake-up call for all Americans. This awakening officially ended the age of innocence for the United States of America. People coming to the United States now face greater scrutiny than ever before. Our borders must be secure to protect the safety of all citizens and legal visitors. 

For decades prior to 9/11, immigrants came to America to become contributors to a growing country. They wanted a new start and were willing to work hard in their new home. They did not come here to destroy or to milk the economy or gain freebies. No, they came to work and build. Some immigrants worked menial jobs and some immigrants went on to build great companies. But, ALL contributed to the growth of America and became the essence of the American Dream.

Excluding Native American Indians, the rest of the USA citizens living in this great land were all born from immigrants who migrated here one way or another. And together, throughout the decades, built a great nation.  

Thoughts on modern immigration today:  Ideally, the United States will continue to favorably welcome legally processed migration from foreign-born individuals who want to start a new life and be a contributor to our society. 

America has always welcomed anybody who wants to legally integrate into our society, speak our language for better communication with others, learn our culture, and work instead of collecting government benefits. Ours is an open society with many individual freedoms. Plus, you can work for a company or over time build your own great company. Only you can hold yourself back, as opportunities are limitless. The American Dream is different for all individuals.

The motto of the United States of America: “E PLURIBUS UNUM” meaning “out of many, one” reflects the states' and people’s willingness to unite.

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