For those squawking over President Barack Obama's executive order to ease immigration laws for young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally: a history lesson.
Most of the nation's founders were born into newly arrived families or immigrants themselves. Many sports heroes are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Chances are, your own ancestors immigrated here in the last 100 years or so.
America's history is deeply rooted in the idea of immigration. And the nation's future depends heavily on how it adapts its clunky and restrictive immigration laws to deal with a globalized economy.
The world is advancing at a breakneck pace, and the U.S. continues to trip out of the starting gates in the new economy.
Restrictive immigration policies don't just hurt immigrants; they hurt this entire nation.