Charita Goshay: The Golden Door Swings Both Ways

March 12, 2017. FPI’s immigrant business ownership statistics were cited in an article arguing that hostility, violence and anger against immigrants is not “American” and that the door, referred to as the “Golden Door,” which is shutting immigrants out can be used to leave and find a more homogeneous home.

We now are in the midst of mosque burnings, and a series of bomb threats aimed at Jewish facilities across the country, not to mention the cemeteries that have been vandalized. The seepage of anti-Semitism, once relegated to the fever swamps occupied by the fringe, is trying to make its way back into the daylight.

There is a belief that to allow immigration is to put ourselves in danger and out of work when the facts bear out that immigrant communities experience less crime than others, and immigrants create far more jobs than they take.

Though immigrants make up just 13 percent of the population, they create 30 percent of all small businesses, the chief driver of new jobs, according to the Pew Research Center and the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Here is the link to the Canton Rep.