Millions of people have immigrated here and in the future millions more will try. On October 17, 1933, one man moved to the United States of America. It was just a normal day, and he was just one of hundreds of people to move here on this particular day. Nobody thought anything of it and nothing special happened, just another immigrant moving to the land of opportunities. This man was Albert Einstein. I’m sure everyone who reads this will know who this is and all of the wonderful things that he discovered. He was one of the most brilliant minds to ever have walked this planet, and he immigrated to the United States. Years later, two other men immigrated here, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. After these two men moved here and met, they founded YouTube. It is one of the first social media platforms to be created and the basis for all other platforms to come. Two men changed the world, and it all started with their immigration. If they never came here then they never would have became the brilliant men that they did and the world would be a very different place.
Right now there is a lot of controversy with immigration into this country. A big proponent to this is the current president. When Donald Trump was running for president one of his slogans was “Build a wall.” He based his campaign on stopping people from coming into this country. Something that people never seem to realize is that this country was founded by immigration. The very founders of this country traveled here from across the world and from multiple different countries. To stop all of these people from coming here would be like saying that the founders were wrong and we don’t deserve to be here.
When we let people into this country, we are letting in the future. We are introducing new ideas and information that could change the world. People think that the immigrants that come here are just coming to take advantage of the systems that we have in place. But most of the immigrants that come here just want a better life for themselves and their families, and they are willing to do anything to achieve that. They work the hardest jobs that nobody else wants to do and they get paid half as much as we do. Condoleezza Rice, an American political scientist who has been working for the government in various positions for almost 30 years, said, “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, but where you’re going.” Condoleezza Rice has worked her way up the political ranks up to secretary of state and now works as a political science professor at Stanford University. What she said really is true, it really doesn’t matter where you’re from, you can move here from anywhere else in the world, but as long as you’re willing to work hard then you can go places.
We need to remember why this country was founded, and the values it was founded on. Mark Meckler, who is a political activist and an attorney, said, “People can come to this country and build whatever they want.” Mark Meckler was also the co founder of the Tea Party Patriots. If we let people come here then they can build up this country and make it a better place. Without immigration we will be isolated from the rest of the world and left in the dust. There is nothing that makes the people already living in this country more deserving than those trying to come in. If we come together then we can make this country a better place--a place where people want to come not only for the opportunities to be had here, but because of the people already here, people who are welcoming and willing to learn from others, for the better of the human race. We truly can make America the greatest country in the world.