"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This phrase is taken from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. A document that served as a notice to the monarchy of England that this melting pot of individuals in America were open to change. A change built upon the idea that all men have a right to chase their dreams.
Fast forward to now and I believe that our world has forgotten that it is the collective we that triumphs over the individual. By we, I mean the people. Not one group of people, but everyone. Black, White, American, English, Mexican, Korean, you name it! It is our duty to share ideas and cultures so that true harmony might take place in our world.
Therefore, I believe that immigration should a topic of togetherness and not source of discontent. Where would the world be if Albert Einstein had not immigrated to the United States? What would the French entertainment scene look like without the arrival of Josephine Baker? More importantly, what would "The Wire" be without Idris Elba?
Immigration fills the void of complacency in our individual cultures. We live in a world that was meant to be shared. A world that is shared is a world that thrives, a world that survives. Those who stand against immigration stand against progress and evolution.