On immigrants
Jul 30, 2014 | 964 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

If it weren't for humans seeking a better life and migrating to our land, the United States would not have evolved into the greatness it has, thus attracting yet others here today with the same desires as yesteryear.

Yet their arrival is treated by some as if it were a new occurrence and paranoiacally, a threatening one. The latest to set foot are never welcome. How easily we forget our heritage.

Immigration has through the years reaped havoc on our country, even as far back as 1620 when that Mayflower boat deposited that historic load of undocumented immigrants (romantically dubbed "Pilgrims") on our soil much to the umbrage of Native Americans, who still remain the only non-immigrants in our country.

Although it may have slipped the memory of the Obama-hating Republicans, this is not the first time that the need for immigration reform was recognized. In 1986, there was a sweeping immigration reform bill encouraged and signed by Ronald Reagan.

He confidently predicted taht "future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanly regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people - American citizenship."

Even a blind squirrel will find an occasional acorn.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Zizelis

Bayside
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