Americans seem to be increasingly divided on what should be done about the immigration crisis in the United States, but one sentiment is echoing across party lines: Something has to change. While the solutions offered are as nuanced and varied as the people who are offering them, there are a striking number of similarities across demographics and political affiliations.
Many of your favorite Hollywood celebrities hail from outside of the United States and immigrated to our country for the same reasons that many immigrants make the move: opportunity, appreciation of the culture, and the chance to live out the American dream. You might be surprised about who makes the list.
The continued economic growth and technological edge that we enjoy in America hinges on our willingness to accept talented, legal immigrants into our industries. Looming threats of immigration reform that raise the difficulty of working in the United States are decreasing our ability to stay ahead of the rest of the world in scientific, engineering, medical, and academic innovation.