Immigration to the US has been a hot topic of discussion for decades. No solution is in sight. Are immigrants “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” as the words on the Statue of Liberty proclaim? The following topics will be discussed: A brief history of immigration in the US; the 1965 landmark immigration bill; where do most immigrants come from?; do immigrants add to or detract from American society — its wealth and culture?; are all immigrants equal?; should we be color blind?; and Lal Goel's personal journey as an immigrant from India.