Ali Noorani: Immigrants Are Worth More Than ZeroMon, 05/14/2012 - 12:04 — admin
Fox News Latino
May 11, 2012
Americans of all political stripes agree: As a nation of immigrants, we value and welcome immigrants who want to become American citizens, because it’s good for our economy and for our country.
Strange, then, that Congress is on the verge zeroing out funding for programs that encourage citizenship — for the second straight year.
When he announced his budget proposal Feb. 13, the president requested $11 million for grant programs that help bring citizenship within reach for our newest Americans. Recognizing the benefits to all of us when new Americans contribute fully to our society, Congress has funded such programs before, beginning with the George W. Bush administration.