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Republicans should campaign hard for votes of immigrants like me who are US citizens

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali (original source Fox News) 

“As I watched the recently concluded Republican National Convention, I was happy to see so many immigrant stories highlighted throughout the week. It was inspiring to hear former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s powerful speech describing her parents’ journey from India to South Carolina, and Maximo Alvarez’s family history of escaping from communism in Cuba.

I relate to these accounts of immigrants becoming naturalized citizens and fulfilling their American dream. They make me reflect on my own journey from Somalia via the Netherlands to the United States, where I have found liberty and opportunity.

For those of us who chose to come here, America really is exceptional. Indeed, sometimes it feels as if we newcomers value America more than some of those who were born and raised here.”

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