Immigrants are a real asset to our community of Marshalltown. Whether the immigrants are Hispanic, Sudanese, Burmese or of another nationality or group of people they bring many God-given gifts to us. The different customs and language do present challenges to communication and to education. We have been enriched by their presence as they open businesses, pay taxes and spend their salaries in our community. Their children will be a major part of our future leaders in city, state and national affairs.