Thursday, May 18, 2006

Going Nativist on Immigration

The Times of Beaver County and Allegheny has an excellent reminder of our country's heritage of immigration—and opposition to it.
If you're of southern or eastern European descent, if you're Catholic, Jewish or Orthodox, please remember that the sentiments behind what the nativists are saying today are the same as those their predecessors were using against your relatives.

And please remember that for all of the huffing and puffing the nativists did, your ancestors and their descendants turned out to be pretty good Americans—just as many of today's immigrants, legal and illegal, will do if we give them the chance.
Go read the whole thing.
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