- Zelizer: Immigrants have been the backbone of our economy from the very start of the Republic
- Founders of Google, Tesla and Forever 21 came to US from other countries, he says
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On Labor Day, it's time to celebrate the contributions of immigrants to America's bountiful economy.