[quote=“Susanna, post:15, topic:37087”]
Once we became a nation, we became very careful about who we allowed in. And to begin with, only those who were determined to make something of themselves came, anyway. Read a book once, biographical, about a family who came to the US, and they almost had to send the one child back because she was crippled. But I think they finally allowed her in because the rest of the family let it be known that they would see to it that she was taken care of. Our early immigrants didn’t just flock across an open border; they went through great hardships to get here, and they worked hard to become productive Americans. Sure, some of them settled in their little national enclaves, but they learned to speak English, and they worked hard. They saw America as a country of opportunity, not of hand-outs.
[/quote]In the past those coming in had to learn English and other stuff as a requirement but in today’s environment they still want to promote that emigrates native language over English and some of those want us to conform to their values which were the same values they were fleeing from in their country. Ain’t history interesting?