My parents escaped Communist China and moved to Hong Kong (a British colony at that time). My sisters & I were born there. We came to U.S.A in 1984 because they wanted us to have a better education. We also came because the U.S. is a democratic government & China was to take over Hong Kong in 1997. I think immigrants value democracy more because most of them have been oppressed or persecuted by their own government. I think immigrants are the backbone of America.