Interesting debate over at National review between writers David French and Charlie Cooke. French doesn’t think native born citizens should demand a level of gratitude from immigrants beyond what they demand from people born here: Cooke, who is an immigrant from England disagrees: I get both sides of this debate. And I can see where some might take French’s comments to mean he thinks immigrants are more American because they chose to be here. But right now this debate seems be about a specific person - Ilhan Omar, not immigrants in general. And a good number of residents of Twin Cities suburbs would argue immigrants from Somalia have not made their communities better. At the same time though Ilhan Omar doesn’t get elected to Congress without the votes of native born white people from Minneapolis. So which side of the argument do you fall on? I’m somewhere in the middle. Though I think pretty much everything Ilhan Omar believes is repugnant and I don’t think one can ignore where she was born and lived until 10 years old in forming some of her views.