DOES AMERICA STILL WELCOME THE NEWCOMERS?’re all so proud to spit in a tube and send our DNA off to be analyzed so we know what it will tell us about our heritage. When the information returns, we find out a lot about ourselves and our backgrounds. Has anyone had one that came back 100% American, except a Native American? Then why have many grown so suspicious and distrusting of immigrants coming to America, when its our birthright as a nation to be welcoming? Helen Thorpe, author of ‘The Newcomers’ wanted to put a human face on this sudden controversy by visiting a school in Denver working hard to assimiliate young refugees into our society. These young people are resilient and hopeful, but America at this time may not be what’s inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Together, we will explore the messages they receive upon arriving here.