In this video, Larry Kleinman, of the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN), talks about immigration, permanent Latino population growth in Oregon and the history of human migration. It’s an inexorable river that flows toward freedom, opportunity, and survival.
What kind of nation does America want to be? What cultural values do we wish to preserve as an essential part of how we would define the American character? How do we look upon people less fortunate, and those whose religion, native country, ethnicity, may be different from our own? Are we a nation that becomes galvanized to act— out of fear, or out of hope?