Gary Endleman's article is excellent. Immigrants' contributions to fighting the war on terrorism are not limited to strengthening our economy though. Many are more directly enlisted in the fight. See, for example, a Dateline NBC special one Thursday night some six weeks or so ago that profiled the building security manager who safely evacuated the first world trade tower. The manager was an immigrant (British origin if I recall correctly). He died in the subsequently crumbling building. A very moving piece. I recommend going to the television program's website to learn more about this man and that we include his brave efforts and those of others like him in our publicizing of immigrants' contributions. There is a valiant spirit in immigrants that makes our country's character strong. Another personal story I know of concerns an Australian H1B nonimmigrant who was riding the bus en route to his first day of teaching in a D.C. school on 9-11-01 when the terror struck. What did he do but continue on to the school that was evacuating and say to the principal, "How can I help?" That is the caliber of person we want in the United States!
Margaret C. Makar, Esq.
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