January 2, 2018  |  by: Catherine Krantz  |  filed under: Issues  |  topics:  

Let’s Talk About IMMIGRATION

I am a dual citizen, American and Mexican. I became a Mexican citizen because I lived, worked and owned a business in Mexico. I wanted a say in the issues that affected me and my business, and I didn’t want to worry about losing everything I had worked so hard to build just because I was a foreigner. I am very proud of my dual citizenship and I have a unique perspective on immigration because I was an immigrant myself. I understand what it is like to go to another country and work hard to succeed.

We need work programs that acknowledge the benefits we receive from immigrant workers. For generations, the world’s best and brightest have wanted to come to our country. Without reasonable immigration policy, we run the risk of losing that access to talent. We have already seen the effects of not allowing in the people we need. When we have less farm workers than we need our crops suffer. When our rules are too restrictive, top tech talent stays home and creates thriving industries in their own countries.

We so often think of immigration as only about letting people in or keeping people out. But what about the millions of people who are already here? They are working here, spending money here, paying all sorts of taxes here, making contributions here. They should have a realistic process to become citizens if they wish. We need reasonable immigration policies that acknowledge the real value immigrants bring.

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Let’s Talk About IMMIGRATION

by Catherine Krantz