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originally posted by: tinymind
a reply to: Southern Guardian
A part of my family came to these shores long before the United States was established. Another part was dumb enough to let them get off the boat.
I have never thought of us being immigrants to this country so I am not sure I have a "dog in this fight".
I do, however, like to think there is a big difference in now and the past; as well as in legal and illegal. One thing which none of us can do is change the past, so we should do as best we can to work toward a better future.
If a person is here illegally, they should respect the rule of law enough to make efforts to get legal. If not, they are essentially here to "ride" the system and should be dealt with accordingly. NO ONE should get a free pass. There should be no rewards for one group at the expense of another and we should ALL be held accountable for our misdeeds. This is, after all, the basis for a country founded on the rule of law and not the rule of man.
a reply to: BotheLumberJack
it's Illegals coming in by the droves, and many who come from a different way of life, one that demeans women and disregarding the laws of the land
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported
On Martin Luther King Jnr Day. Wife, kids, sobbing. A nation of s***holers we are.
In November, a German tabloid unearthed a 1905 letter from Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, in which he begged German authorities not to deport him. The handwritten letter—originally in German—has now been translated and published in the latest issue of Harper's.
America was built from immigrants, the vast majority of those immigrants were economic immigrants. The poor and the desperate seeking a better life.
Many of the people immigrating to America hailed from Europe, with Eastern Europe and Southern European immigrants being the primary groups. During this time period, eugenic ideals gained broad popularity and made heavy impact on immigration to the United States by way of exclusion of disabled and "morally defective" people.[citation
With the passing of the Immigrant Quota Act of 1921, the number of immigrants being allowed into the United States declined greatly. The passing of the bill ended the era of mass immigration. After 1924, Ellis Island became primarily a detention and deportation processing station.[5