As society currently finds itself in the middle of political campaigns, acceptance of immigrants and of refugees has become one of the centerpieces of conversation. These conversations usually revolve around the “problem with immigration” or the “problem with refugees.” Rarely are the viewpoints of those who are actually immigrating presented to the general public. Regardless of where political views may lie, gaining the perspective of immigrants and refugees can go a long way in understanding the struggle that is uprooting entire lives and moving to another country.
According to a variety of sources—liberal, conservative, biased or unbiased—here are four myths regarding immigrants and refugees that have been disproved. These sources include the ABA Journal, PBS, Forbes, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Council and the US Chamber of Commerce.
Parents can gain US citizenship through their children: