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An Olympic lesson on immigration

August 22, 2008
The Daily Mining Gazette

You don't need to look any farther than this year's U.S. Olympics team to see how immigrants continue to enrich America. Thirty-two naturalized citizens are competing for the U.S. team, an example of how people from throughout the world have come to America to find a home, better themselves and in the process, create a stronger nation. Some people consider the melting pot model an outdated notion, but when these immigrant athletes don their uniforms in Beijing they will be just as American as any of their teammates, and a proud nation will root for them.



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