Immigrants contribute to U.S. — and San Antonio

I have been reading lately about the expected 10,000 Syrian refugees, whom President Barack Obama has agreed to resettle in the United States as millions of Syrian women, children and men have fled their war-torn country ever since the uprising began against President Bashar Assad’s government.

I am also aware of stories in the media about presidential candidates and governors who aren’t exactly, shall we say, immigrant-friendly.

In any case, it’s possible that many Syrians, who have had to uproot their lives in search of safety and asylum, could eventually settle in San Antonio or other Texas cities.

As a Russian immigrant to the United States, which I have grown to love, appreciate and call home, I am reminded about the countless contributions that immigrants have made to this country in terms of culture, arts, economics and education, to name a few.

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