THE tired, poor, huddled masses who arrive on America's shores yearning to breathe free actually bring talent, youth and global connections. They create jobs and do the work most natives shun. And they prosper. Just look at German-Americans, the country's single-largest ethnic group, who have assimilated so thoroughly that their neighbours now barely notice them.America is built on immigration. Yet the country's immigration system now is a mess. Instead of fixing it, Congress seems poised to make things worse. Far too many lawmakers are trying to build ever-higher fences to keep foreigners out. This is a mistake.This week we have created a bountiful package of stories that highlight the values of immigration. Our leader argues that in the absence of common-sense policy from Washington, some good ideas are thriving at the state level'and should be encouraged. In our United States section, we lead with a story about German-Americans, who are thriving despite the hysterical anti-German sentiment that greeted their arrival over a century ago....Continue reading Click here to read full news..