José Andrés, an award-winning Spanish chef and restaurant owner who came to the US with fifty dollars and a knife set, has an op-ed urging immigration reform:
I understand that this is a difficult and complicated issue. But we are not asking for an open-door policy that allows unregulated immigration. Indeed, the bill before Congress would do more to secure our borders than any other law in history. What we’re asking is to give the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are already part of America’s DNA a chance — a chance to prove they are worthy of citizenship; a chance to contribute more to this incredible country; a chance to belong.
José Andrés himself recently became a US citizen and shares his story on the TODAY show.