Unregulated immigration hasn’t always turned out well in the U.S.

October 7th, 2007

In a decrying how ugly the illegal immigration debate has gotten, sildenafil pills Liberal blogger Renee Crawford asks:

“How could anyone in good conscious forget their grandparent’s legacy?”

I”m not defending racism or nativism, purchase but part of what’s going on is that some people also remember their great-great-grandparent’s legacy.

They were the original “immigrants” who were able to take the entire country away from the Native Americans who were already living here, because the Indian’s failed to implement a restrictive immigration policy of their own.

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  • 1. Tim  |  October 7th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    The only difference here is that your great-great-grandparents were killing the Indians and taking away their land. Now, we have immigrants who are mowing your lawn, working in meat factories, cleaning the motels, and working in fields under scorching sun. They are not killing the white people and taking their lands. In fact they are working under the rich white people who desperately need these people to work in their factories, motels and other places.

    I am not defending a tiny minority of immigrants who do bad things when they come here but part of what’s going on is that some people are bothered by skin color of these new immigrants and the bigotry and racism causes them to blame every bad thing on them.

  • 2. Melinda  |  October 7th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    We have immigrants who are mowing your lawn, working in meat factories, cleaning the motels, and working in fields under scorching sun.

    Yet – we need jobs programs for inner-city folks who can’t seem to find jobs anywhere… hmmmm.

  • 3. rc  |  October 8th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, for the love of Pete….

    Will the left-o-sphere stop calling everyone racists just because they think that the guest book should be signed on the way in.

    The “cause” would go a lot further if the group would not waltz into my home/country and march down the street waving a different nations flag and expect a bunch of freebies and accomodations. You know like bi-lingual signs and education, reduced tuition, WHEDA loans, etc.

    My great-grandparents managed to immigrate to the US without making the schools teach in Norwegian and they flew the US flag. Why? Because they chose to come to America to become Americans. I expect those who come here now to do the same.

    The skin color is irrelavent – its all in the attitude.

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