If you were asking yourself, which of these ads “defined American,” the answer is both. Both of these commercials tell the story of the immigrant’s journey, a universal tale of the migrant, one that is Biblical in nature.
Both sides of the immigration debate are also represented in full color. We have been a welcoming nation, allowing for cultural diversity. We have also been an unwelcoming nation, from our history of racist immigration policy, and generational mistrust of people different than ourselves.
But we persevere. As a country, we have always taken on change with the adventurous spirit that crossed the continent.