Who Are We as a Nation?July 31, 2016 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Robert S. Whitehill authored the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, "Who Are We as a Nation?"
As the 2016 presidential election nears and the candidates escalate their fiery political rhetoric about immigration and immigrants, there’s been a devastating anxiety felt by talented immigrants who are here legally in the United States and who can add significant long-term value to our nation — or not.
Over the past few months, most of my immigration clients ask, at the end of our meetings, one more question: “Do you think that the law will change after the election so that I won’t be able to stay?” The most recent client who asked is an Indian physician pursuing a fellowship. Visa in hand, he’s talented, Hindu and scared.
I tried to minimize his concern, but had nothing to promise. All I could say was that anything is possible.