Nearly every American immigrant like me came to this country because of the American dream.
For some, it meant coming to America penniless and making a billion dollars like George Soros. Stories like that abound, although they are less prevalent today than in the past. For others like me, the American Dream represented freedom from a life of servitude and fear, especially to those of us who came out of brutal dictatorships.
But regardless of the reason, American life has been renowned for being the freest in the world.
Just ponder the words on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your...