A Country of Immigrants

I had lunch with two of my managers and two new hires. Bruce Springsteen was singing “Born in the USA”. All five of us at the table were immigrants to the US. One of the new hires had arrived from Cuba forty-five years ago, the other new hire had arrived from Canada on Wednesday; the other three had arrived between those two dates.  I am not making a point with this post, just a casual observation.

Published in: on 29 September, 2008 at 15:34  Comments (2)  

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  1. Ah the irony of the song playing at just that particular moment.

    One doesn’t need to be born here to appreciate the country, its beauty, its diversity, even the flaws that make it unique.

    My own family are emigres, though they arrived slightly before you: some 300 years ago.

  2. And as you all sat around eating hamburgers and drinking coca cola, I bet it seemed really weird too.

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