I was fortunate to know both sets of grandparents as a child. My Father’s parents came from northern Italy and met here. His first language was Italian because they knew he could learn English by virtue of growing up here. My Mother’s parents immigrated from Russia and Austria, also meeting here, marrying, and having five children.
When the topic is immigration I would like to see better border control, but I understand that a solution is needed to address the fact we have eleven million or so “undocumented” aliens living here. An amnesty is a bad idea because it would encourage others to come here in hope of being part of the next one and it betrays those who have obeyed our immigration laws to wait for naturalization.
The fact that many want to come here reaffirms that America remains the land of opportunity even as…
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