John Kotula - Define American

John Kotula

Wakefield, RI

My grandfather was born in Poland. He immigrated to the US as a young man. He never learned to speak English. He had 14 children, two of whom died in the military during World War II. He built cars in Detroit and was a member of the United Auto Workers.

Any hostility to immigrants seems very un-American to me. I define American as welcoming and inclusive.

Let's Talk

It's time for a new conversation about immigration in America, and it starts with us.

More Stories

Natalie Tankersley: #HomeIsHere

Maryville, TN

Natalie Tankersley: #HomeIsHere

Yoshua Martinez Gomez: #HomeIsHere

Maryville, TN

Yoshua Martinez Gomez: #HomeIsHere

Malcolm Neale: #HomeIsHere

Cleveland, OH

Malcolm Neale: #HomeIsHere

Frida Aguilera de la Torre: #HomeIsHere

Lincoln, NE

Frida Aguilera de la Torre: #HomeIsHere

Desiree Castorena: #HomeIsHere

Lubbock, TX

Desiree Castorena: #HomeIsHere