FORBES: Why Immigration Is Crucial To The Revival Of America's Cities

JUNE 1, 2014

A few years ago I stopped to have dinner in Porretta Terme, a small river town in the Romagna region of Italy. One of the restaurant’s five tables was occupied by four men talking business. They spoke in English with four different accents. When I asked them where they were from, they proudly announced “Chicago.” One, who was born in South Africa, asked where I was born. When I said Syracuse he declared “That’s the Porretta Terme” of America!”