Immigration Thoughts

What America is supposed to stand for:

What some seem to be turning America into:


It seems we’ve forgotten who the original immigrants were and how we were welcomed:

Frankly, I don’t fault this idea but I won’t be leaving and don’t want new immigrants to leave either:

America is a land of opportunity and immigrants made it what it is today.  The racist attitude surrounding our immigration conversation today is sickening and we need to start acting like the nation of immigrants that we actually are.  We need to stop refusing opportunity to people because they are brown or poor and represent opportunity and freedom, not hatred and racism.

This was my great-great grandfather – An immigrant – Most likely similar to one of your forefathers. He migrated to the U.S. from his home in Budapest, departing from Bremen, Germany on the 21st of June, 1906.  He arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on July 7, 1906 and gave his occupation as shoe repairer after declaring he was not an anarchist.  My great-great grandfather had $12 in his pocket.  I am not sure my great great grandfather would be welcome today, as poor as he was when he immigrated.  I am not sure yours would have been welcome either.



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