My parents came here from Taiwan. Poor. Not speaking English. They learned. They raised two kids away from where they were comfortable. They became comfortable.
I’m so grateful to my parents for starting their family in this great country, where anything is possible. I’ve been thinking a lot about the freedom we have, and what is worth fighting for.
I’ve been feeling like the discussion around immigration has become really toxic. It’s a complicated issue, but I believe we need to stay respectful of each other’s humanity, avoid scapegoating, and continue to celebrate the diversity that makes this country great. Border security is a real concern, but we can’t pretend like immigrants are to blame for all of our country’s ills, or that we didn’t all come from somewhere else (unless, of course, you’re Native American.) And coming from somewhere else is nothing to be ashamed of!