I really enjoyed talking with your class today. I found them to be inspirational people for the risk they are willing to take and the bravery they exhibit to make a life in this country. Their view of the United States is amazing and is a perspective I wish more native born Americans could see and appreciate.They are special people.Thank You for the opportunity!
I really wish that people born here could experience what I did that morning. It was a reaffirmation that despite our challenges, we are a pretty good place to be. We have opportunities so attractive that our magnetic field still wraps the globe pulling in people for all the right reasons. If nothing else, the opportunity for opportunity is pretty special.
This contrasts with the often stated view that foreigners come here, legally and illegally, to take from those already here. In fact they are here to give their labor, their skills and their minds for the benefit of us all.