One of the most glorious things about this move so far has been having yet another way to make people immensely uncomfortable during political debates.
Something I often hear during these sorts of conversations is that I'm not fair because I use myself as an example and make everything personal. I guess they've never heard that old chestnut about the personal being political? A common example thus far would be:
"Blah blah blah people on welfare blah blah blah."
Me: "I was on welfare growing up."
Everyone else: "..... Oh. Well I didn't mean.... ahem."
Now the new version is:
"Blah blah blah immigrants, don't speak the language, taking our jobs, blah blah blah."
Well, you can imagine. And it's fucking great. Of course, as in the first case, the most common response is, "Well, that's different."
No. It's not.
The only difference is that I'm going to be paid immensely well -- better than my Korean counterparts -- for coming in and blundering around their country, not speaking the language and sending all of my money back home.
I think immigration is fantastic. In my version of a perfect world, you would be fucking required to live outside of your home country for a year. Especially the Americans.