Americans are rallying to support the Afghans who helped our country during the 20 year struggle with the Taliban. Like so many immigrants before them the Afghans provide the US an opportunity to become stronger. We need to start by taking better care of citizens already here and making sure the Biden Build Back Better agenda becomes reality (with voting rights). The new immigrants matter, but if we don’t become more effective at developing and helping all our citizens we are doomed. Our society is in a time of “all hands on deck” challenges that require us to stop throwing our people away, and lying to ourselves.