The current view on immigration is like an infection. Fear that foreign bodies will invade and take over otherwise healthy systems. There are two problems with this view.
- Corrective action against foreign bodies does not take a holistic view of the patient and environment. Unless the environment that is causing infection is healed as well, no amount of medication will keep a host healthy.
- Most importantly, the US isn’t an infected host, and immigrants aren’t a disease. The rich and diverse cultures that make up the United States are further developed by infusing new blood into the system.
It’s not a disease. It’s an infusion.