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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

US Immigration Over 100 Years

migrant farm workers photo

"We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being."

- Theodore Roosevelt, in speech to the Knights of Columbus, Carnegie Hall, New York, 12 October 1915.

1 comment:

Byron Funkhouser said...

The people who came through Ellis Island, didn't apply for permission, first. They just came. Now, they have to apply for permission, first, & if they are poor, they can't afford the necessary lawyer, & would be denied anyway.

Our so-called immigration laws are based on racial hatred, & ignorance.

We lecture other countries on are their 'human rights', while we exploit Chicano's & terrorize them.

China, for one, just flat out calls us hypocrites.