Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 22, 2012, 12:22 p.m. EST by Phanya2011
from Tucson, AZ
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Being from the southwest, when I hear "immigration" I generally think about Mexican labor crossing the border to work here and send money home. However, in "That Used To Be Us," Friedman and Mandlebaum explain that immigration has always been a huge source of young, smart, capable workers who arrive here ready to become part of a young, smart capable workforce that pays taxes. This is important now more than ever because the U.S. birth rate does not replace the workers who are retiring fast enough, but there are millions of young people in other countries who are ready made entrepreneurs, inventors and technically proficient workers. We should embrace them and learn from them.