Dr. Jim Garrow: Becoming a citizen is an honor

I have strong reason to believe that a comprehensive policy for dealing with Russia, which is building a new anti-American axis, Moscow-Tehran-Beijing-Caracas, and the largest oil cartel in history, is a lot more important right now than granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who have invaded our country.Becoming a citizen of this great country is, in my humble view, an honor, not an entitlement. For Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, who was also born in Romania, America has always symbolized hope – not early citizenship and a free lunch. “Hope is a key word in the vocabulary of men and women like myself and so many others who discovered in America the strength to overcome cynicism and despair,” he said. Elie Wiesel knows better than any what real hope means. It was the hope that America would defeat the Nazis during World War II and eventually come to his rescue that kept him alive in the German death camp.There are millions of others who, like Wiesel and like me, are ready to start their lives from scratch for the privilege of living in this magnanimous land of freedom. I hope they will. But have them follow the American traditions and laws that made this country a beacon for the whole world.

Dr. Jim Garrow

Dr. Jim Garrow is the Christian founder and executive director of The Bethune Institute, a charitable organization dedicated to advance education in China via teaching English, giving free books to poor Chinese, and medical scholarships. 

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