Heritage – Why Does America Welcome Immigrants?

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by Matthew Spalding, Heritage Foundation, June 30, 2011


By the very nature of the principles upon which it was founded, the United States—more than any other nation in history—beckons to its shores the downtrodden, the persecuted, and all those “yearning to breathe free.” It embraces those who come to this country honestly, armed with their work ethic, in search of the promises and opportunities of the American Dream. Why does America welcome immigrants? Continue reading →