Mountain View Voice

For the Record - March 9, 2012

Voices Around Town

Can the United States remain 'a country of immigrants' indefinitely?

Asked in Downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nick Veronin

"The U.S. has been a nation of immigrants and probably will continue to be. There has to be some structure to immigration given the new (global) reality that we are in, which our founding fathers may or may not have conceived. A lot of the lifeblood of a country like the U.S. really does come from its very open, all-encompassing immigration policy."

Vishal Sharma, Fremont

"I think that the U.S. needs to regulate immigration laws a little bit more. We're already struggling enough in our economy, and all us Americans need our jobs."

Allison Smith, San Jose

"I think the people living in a country should be the people who add value to that country. It shouldn't matter if they were born there or if they came from anywhere else. At the same time, there need to be rules and boundaries about who comes."

Karan Nischo, Los Angeles

"I think we can continue to have immigrants. The hard part is maintaining our own culture, or defining our new culture."

Ken Tidwell, Los Altos

"I think that the U.S. should continue to have immigration. That was the foundation of the country to begin with."

Don West, Los Gatos

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