At a time when anti-immigration rhetoric is at an all-time high, it's imperative we look at the bigger picture.
“I think the United States is what it is today largely because of open borders."
That comment comes from Scottish-born naturalized U.S. citizen Sir J. Fraser Stoddart. When he said this to The Hill, he'd just won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.
This statement was bold, especially in an election year where the topic of immigration has been a hot-button issue filled with troublesome rhetoric.