When we think about the holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, most Americans tend to think: Irish, Green, Beer, and Parades. What it truly celebrates in the US is the dedication and results of immigrants to our wonderful country. From being the muscle behind our national infrastructure built through out history, to joining our military or police forces, to being the most likely to start their own small business; immigrants are the heart of the US’ reputation as the Great Melting Pot.
According to the National Immigration Forum as of 2014, though immigrants made up only 13% of the US population, over 30% of new entrepreneurs were immigrants.
As we all know the largest employer group is not Disney or Amazon… it is small businesses and entrepreneurs. So, even if you aren’t Irish by blood or birth, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Reform Party the success of the United States and its rich history of not only welcoming, but relying on those from other lands and cultures to improve our nation and come to call it home