When immigration is recognized as beneficial.
The article is referring to the new immigration legislation now in the Senat. American society numbers 11 million illegal immigrants and the agreement to legalize gradually a great number of them have to do with economic considerations. The economic burden of aging and the dynamic youth that mostly characterize immigration trends are due to move the American economy away from stagnation and contribute substantially to growth. The author is advocating for a more balanced policy in which not only low skilled workers could be find the way to American citizenship. Assimilation is at stake here and it is much harder to do that when entering a working class that is already in crisis. What is interesting is that the American dream is still an “appealing promise”