$Monday: Immigrants! (F Yeah!)

There may not be an I in TEAM, but there is an I in TEAM AMERICA, and it stands for IMMIGRANTS! (F yeah!)

Our nation is rich in immigrants, and they are more likely than native-born Americans to work harder for less money. They also come here with generally healthier lifestyles and different experiences than anyone born here has had. In other words, they bring value into our lives.

So support businesses owned by immigrants. Have your car fixed, your house painted, your dinner cooked by immigrants. Shop at grocery stores run by immigrants.

Food that comes from, or is at least somewhat inspired by, the traditions of another country is always interesting. It might be healthier. It might be exciting. It's probably inexpensive. And you get a little bit of a cultural experience without having to travel. You can stay in your hometown and expand your world at the same time.

My favorite cookbook, Thug Kitchen, often gives me a friendly reminder that it's a joy to visit an Asian market for spices, herbs, and other ingredients for a healthy and flavorful recipe.


F yeah.

Supporting immigrants is good for your wallet, good for hardworking families, and good for the larger community because immigrants tend to be good investments. They're a wonderful and richly American resource that we should respect and care for... and who will probably be caring for our old wrinkly butts in the nursing home someday--if we're lucky.

So support immigrant businesses and vote for candidates who support immigration. Taco trucks on every corner, please!

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