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Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist."

 

Index

Upfront - The wall & borders

Foundation (Anchor Babies vs. the 14th Amendment & more)

Resources and Action (Organizations providing petitions to elected officials, and more.

Wisdom Quotes (Why immigration requires control.)


 

Upfront

 

The Biblical precept that sovereign nations have boundaries, dictate permission to enter, to righteously protect and defend that nation's inhabitants, for the same reason personal property has boundaries, as the walls and fences around the properties of Soros & Pelosi do.

   (Acts 17:26 One New Man Bible) "From one man He made every nation of men to settle upon all the face of the earth, after He determined fixed times and the boundaries of their habitations."

   Numbers 20:14-21 reveals Moses honoring the boundaries of the king of Edom. (One New Man Bible) - And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, Thus says your brother Israel, "You know all the trouble that has befallen us, how our fathers went down into Egypt and we lived in Egypt a long time and the Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers. And when we cried to the LORD*, He heard our voice and sent an angel, and has brought us forth out of Egypt and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the outermost of your border. Let us pass, I pray you, through your country. We will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells. We will go by the king's highway, we will not turn to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your borders." And Edom said to him, "You will not pass by me, or I shall come out against you with the sword." And the children of Israel said to him, "We will go by the highway, and if I and my cattle drink of your water, then I shall pay for it: I shall only go through on my feet without doing anything else." And he said, "You will not go through." And Edom came out against him with many people and with a strong hand. Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

 

2009 Video of Chuck Schumer DESTROYED Democrats  Credibility on Border Wall

...Chuck Schumer in 2009:

-Americans don't like illegal immigration

-"Illegal immigration is wrong"

-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"

-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure...created a significant barrier to illegal immigration"

...He continued: "People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally. Any immigration solution must recognize that we must do as much as we can to gain operational control of our borders as soon as possible."

...But here's the kicker: Schumer also said the construction of a border wall represented a "significant barrier to illegal immigration."

..."The American people need to know that, because of our efforts in Congress, our border is far more secure today than it was when we began debating comprehensive immigration reform in 2005," Schumer said. He added: "This progress includes construction of 630 miles of border fence that create a significant barrier to illegal immigration on our southern land border." 

 

 

Illegal Immigration: It's About Power - By Tucker Carlson - ...After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown opposed letting Vietnamese refugees into California on the grounds that the state already had enough poor people. As he put it at the time, "There is something a little strange about saying, 'Let's bring in 500,000 more people" when we can't take care of the one million Californians out of work." First term Senator Joe Biden of Delaware agreed; he introduced federal legislation to curb the arrival of the Vietnamese.
   ...Two decades later, leading Democrats were still wary of mass immigration, especially illegal immigration. As Bill Clinton put it in the 1995 State of the Union address, "Americans are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers." No prominent Democrat would say anything like that today without being denounced as a racist. Clinton got a standing ovation.
   ...As late as 2006, there were still liberals who cared about the economic effects of immigration, legal or illegal. "Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants," explained economist Paul Krugman in the New York Times. "We'll need to reduce the inflow of low-skilled immigrants. Mainly, that means better controls on illegal immigration." That same year, Senator Hillary Clinton voted for a fence on the Mexican border. So did Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer and 23 other Senate Democrats.
   ...So, what changed? Not the economics of it. The law of supply and demand remained in effect. It's not a coincidence
that as illegal immigration surged, wages for American workers stagnated. What changed is that Democrats stopped caring about those workers. About the middle class, really. Why? Here's the answer, in four simple facts.
1. According to a recent study from Yale, there are at least 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.
2. Democrats plan to give all of them citizenship. Read the Democrats 2016 party platform.
3. Studies show the overwhelming majority of first-time immigrant voters vote Democrat.
4. The biggest landslide in American presidential history was only 17 million votes.

The payoff for Democrats: permanent electoral majority for the foreseeable future. In a word: power. That's the point, no matter what they tell you; American workers be damned.

 

Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health - By Michelle Malkin - ...I find it especially bizarre that some of the same outspoken, big government advocates for vaccinating every American citizen, young or old, against every possible condition, from the flu to chickenpox to HPV, are the same types now howling over the commonsense idea that we should protect ourselves from foreign diseases.
   ..Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control, not Fox News or the Trump White House or any other evil conservatives, reports that "most experts agree that testing for TB, hepatitis B, and HIV should be performed for most new arrivals to the United States. Clinicians should also make a habit of ensuring that this screening has been done for every new non-US-born patient they see, regardless of time since the person's arrival."
   Actual public health experts across the Southwest have reported rises in drug-resistant TB and dengue fever. In June, Australian public health researchers reported that "scabies, long considered a disease of the past in the developed world, is making its way back." The scientists pointed to mass global migration as a leading factor, noting scabies outbreaks among refugees to the European Union and along America's southern border.
   And in Germany, federal epidemiologists reported that since opening the floodgates to migrants in 2015, data show "increased incidences in Germany of adenoviral conjunctivitis, botulism, chicken pox, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, dengue fever, echinococcosis, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, giardiasis, haemophilus influenza, Hantavirus, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, louse-borne relapsing fever, malaria, measles, meningococcal disease, meningoencephalitis, mumps, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhus and whooping cough." 

 

"Build a wall." (Charles Krauthammer for PragerU) Democrats dismiss the idea as wasteful, crude, and even racist. But in the real world, it's the necessary first step to solving America's illegal immigration problem. In this new video, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer explains why building a wall, while not the entire solution, must be done before we can talk about anything else. Click here to watch the video.

 

Transcript: Every sensible immigration policy has two objectives: 1) to regain control of our borders so that we decide who enters; and 2) to find a humane way to deal with the 11 million illegal immigrants who now live among us. Start with the second. For both practical and moral reasons, America cannot and will not and should not expel 11 million people.  That leaves us with two choices: ignore them or figure out a way to legalize them. Ignoring them hasn't worked. But there is also a huge problem with legalization: it creates an irresistible incentive for new illegal immigrants to come.
   We say, of course, that this will be the very last, very final, never-again, we're-not-kidding-this-time amnesty. And everyone knows it's phony. That's what was said in 1986, when we passed the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform. It turned out to be the largest legalization program in American history -- nearly 3 million people got permanent residency. There was no enforcement. We now have 11 million new illegal immigrants in our midst. The irony of this whole debate, which bitterly splits the country, is that there is a silver bullet that would not just solve the problem, but also create a national consensus behind it.
   A vast number of Americans who oppose legalization and fear new waves of immigration would change their minds if we could radically reduce new -- i.e., future -- illegal immigration. And we can. First, build a barrier. Call it a wall. Call it a fence. Call it what you will. Add cameras and sensors. Add drones. Beef up the patrols. All that matters is that we regain control of the border. Fences work. The triple fence outside San Diego led to a 90 percent reduction in infiltration. Israel's border fence with the West Bank produced a similar decline. Even holier-than-thou Europeans have conceded the point: Hungary, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Austria, Greece, Spain, why, even Norway -- have all started building border fences to stem the tide of Middle Eastern refugees.
   Then enforce two other measures: a national E-Verify system that makes it just about impossible to work if you are here illegally, and a functioning visa tracking system, since 40% of illegal immigrants are visa overstays. The wall/fence will, of course, be ugly. So are the concrete barriers to keep truck bombs from driving into the White House. Sometimes function has to supersede form. And don't tell me that this is our Berlin Wall. When you build a wall to keep people in, that's a prison. When you build a wall to keep people out, that's an expression of sovereignty.
   Of course, no barrier will be foolproof. But it doesn't have to be. It simply has to reduce the river to a manageable trickle. Once we do, everything becomes possible -- including dealing with our 11 million illegal immigrants. So, let's fix that. Track the visas, do E-Verify, build the damn barrier. It's ridiculous to say that it can't be done. And who would certify that the border is back in our control? I would have a neutral party, perhaps a commission of retired jurists, issue the judgment. Once they do, we legalize the 11 million, granting them the right to stay and work here.
We can't give them citizenship. That's a bridge too far. You don't get to join the political destiny of the country by entering it illegally. But any children born here would be American -- which means that over time the issue resolves itself.
   The American people are legitimately angry at the price American society has paid due to illegal immigration. But they are also a generous people. Once they are assured that we do indeed control our borders, that anger will abate. A national consensus will emerge. Radical border control, followed by radical legalization. No mushy compromise. A solution requires two acts of national will: putting up a wall (along with E-Verify and visa tracking) and absorbing those who broke our laws to come to America.
   This is not a compromise meant to appease both sides without achieving anything. It's not some piece of hybrid legislation that arbitrarily divides illegals into those with five-year-old "roots" in America and those without, or some such mischief-making nonsense. If we do it right, not only will we solve the problem, we will get it done as one nation. 

 

Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million - By Robert Warren Donald Kerwin Center for Migration Studies - Visa overstays exceeded illegal border crossings, Entries Without Inspection (EWI), every year since 2007, the report says, and 600,000 more overstays than EWIs have arrived since 2007. Most illegal immigrants in the U.S. come from Mexico, the DHS figures used to compile the report show, about one-third of them visa overstays. This translates into 4.5 million visa overstays from Mexico in the year that was studied. California has the largest number of overstays (890,000), followed by New York (520,000), Texas (475,000), and Florida (435,000). Not surprisingly, California and Texas have the biggest chunk of illegal border crossers from Mexico, with 1.7 million and 1.3 million respectively. Other states, such as Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, also have large numbers of visa overstays, the report states.

 

Report: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Residents Now an Immigrant or Under 18 Child of an Immigrant (7 Mar 2016) - By CAROLINE MAY - More than 61 million immigrants and their U.S.-born children under the age of 18 now reside in the United States, according to a new Center for Immigration Studies analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The CIS report estimates that of the 61 million total, three-fourths or 45.3 million, are legal immigrants and their children. The remaining 15.7 million are illegal immigrants and their children.

 

Memo to GOP: Curb Immigration or Quit | Commentary (October 19, 2015) - By Sen. Jeff Sessions and Rep. Dave Brat - America is about to break every known immigration record. And yet you are unlikely to hear a word about it. The Census Bureau projects that the foreign-born share of the U.S. population will soon eclipse the highest levels ever documented, and will continue surging to new record highs each year to come. Yet activists and politicians who support unprecedented levels of immigration are never asked to explain how they believe such a policy will affect social stability, community cohesion or political assimilation. They can simply cry out, "We must pass immigration reform!" without ever explaining what they believe "immigration reform" means. Immigration reform should mean improvements to immigration policy to benefit Americans. But in Washington, immigration reform has devolved into a euphemism for legislation that opens America's borders, floods her labor markets and gives corporations the legal right to import new foreign workers to replace their existing employees at lower pay.

 

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare (September 7, 2015) - Alan Gomez - USAToday - About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration. Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

 

No change in 35 years: Just 34% of Hispanic immigrants proficient in English By PAUL BEDARD (November 12, 2015) Just 34 percent of Hispanic immigrants are proficient in English, the same percentage as in 1980, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But the share of U.S.-born Hispanics who speak English "very well" is on the rise and high, at 89 percent. And that's important because U.S.-born Latinos outnumber foreign born by two-to-one. Said Pew in its latest survey on Hispanic trends, the "share of foreign-born Latinos who speak English proficiently is little changed since 1980, even though the number that is English-proficient has grown. In 2013, 34 percent of foreign-born Latinos spoke English proficiently, numbering 6.5 million. In 1980, that share was 31 percent and numbered 1.3 million."

 

Record 63.2 million non-English speaking residents, surge in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish - By PAUL BEDARD (October 06, 2015) - More than one in five U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home, a record, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In an analysis of the recent Census American Community Survey, a huge surge was recorded in those who speak Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Urdu, Pakistan's national language. The report from the Center for Immigration Studies documented the growth of immigrants in the United States and provided evidence of concerns new immigrants are slow to assimilate into American culture, namely by speaking English at home.

 

The Immigration number Impact on the American Way of Life: For the first 200 years the immigration level was close to 250,000 a year. After 1990, with the "extended family" legislation, the LEGAL  immigration level has been ONE MILLION a year AND the ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION level has also been ONE MILLION a year. Do you think that has had an impact on America's economy, social services, schools, health care, infrastructure, etc. and the American Way of Life? Roy Beck of NumbersUSA.com demonstrates these numbers in the video below (4:50).

 

'Operation Wetback' deported 1 million illegals with only 750 agents - By Ed Straker - President Eisenhower, however, deported a million alone in the space of a year, and with only 750 deportation agents, in an operation with a name we would never use today: Operation Wetback. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught... Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country. By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily. Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the US. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free. Tens of thousands more were put aboard two hired ships, the Emancipation and the Mercurio. The ships ferried the aliens from Port Isabel, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, more than 500 miles south. The sea voyage was "a rough trip, and they did not like it," says Don Coppock, who worked his way up from Border Patrolman in 1941 to eventually head the Border Patrol from 1960 to 1973.

 

How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico - By John Dillin - As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents, less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.  

 

 


Foundation  

14th Amendment - Section 1:  All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

"Anchor babies?" The words of the very man who authored the amendment in 1866, Michigan Sen. Jacob M. Howard -  The use of the term "anchor babies" is used to describe citizenship granted upon birth as it acts as an anchor to keep the family from being deported, despite their lack of legal status. But that simply isn't what was intended by the 14th Amendment, as proven by the words of the very man who authored the amendment in 1866, Michigan Sen. Jacob M. Howard. Howard explained in writing exactly what the scope of the law was when he introduced it, making it quite clear that it was referring to granting citizenship to the recently freed slaves only, not foreigners or even Native Americans.
   Howard wrote, in part, "that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States." But Howard continued, "This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons." The 14th Amendment was created to confer citizenship upon only the former slaves who had recently been freed during the Civil War. It was not intended to be make a citizen of any person who just so happened to be born on U.S. soil to foreign parents in the country, legally or otherwise.

Consequences of misinterpreting the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution - Births to illegal alien mothers are adding more to the U.S. population each year than did immigration from all sources in an average year prior to 1965.

Theodore Roosevelt - "We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 - "Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." 

George Washington - "[T]he policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures and laws: in a word, soon become one people." ..."You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ."  (letter to John Adams, 15 November 1794) Reference: The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, Fitzpatrick, Ed., vol. 34

George Washington - The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment." --Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, 1783 -The Patriot Post Founders' Quote Daily

Thomas Jefferson - "Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular." --letter to Hugh White, 1801

Benjamin Franklin, Those Who Would Remove to America, 1784  - "Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every one will enjoy securely the profits of his industry. But if he does not bring a fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live."

Calvin Coolidge - "Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America."

Random Thoughts By Thomas Sowell - Of all the arguments for giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, the most foolish is the argument that we can't find and expel all of them. There is not a law on the books that someone has not violated, including laws against murder, and we certainly have not found and prosecuted all the violators -- whether murderers or traffic law violators. But do we then legalize all the illegalities we haven't been able to detect and prosecute?

Milton Friedman on Illegal Immigration PT 1 (5m28s) -- Milton Friedman on Illegal Immigration PT 2 (3m18s) (2 of 2) Professor Friedman fields a question on the dynamics of illegal immigration. 


Resources & Action

  Click Here to see Report Cards       Send Immigration Views to Congress       

  • Illegal Immigration: Fixing the Entire System - By Israel Ortega / September 10, 2011 (The Daily Signal)

  • Center for Migration Studies (CMS) a think tank and an educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers.

  • Center for Immigration Studies an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. 

  • NumbersUSA is committed to accuracy and context in the use of statistics about U.S. population growth and its causes. We follow a philosophy of avoiding projections based on the lower or higher extremes of possibility as well as extreme interpretations. We feel this address to the Population Association of America advances some ideas worth keeping in mind. Provides free fax service to Congress on specified bills and petitions.

  • U.S.ENGLISH, Inc. Making English the official language. The nation's oldest, largest citizens, action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Senator S.I. Hayakawa, an immigrant himself, U.S. English now has more than 2 million members nationwide.

  • The U.S.ENGLISH Foundation is a nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) educational foundation that disseminates information on English teaching methods, sponsors educational programs, develops English instructional materials, represents the interests of Official English advocates before state and federal courts and promotes opportunities for people living in the United States to learn English.

  • U.S. Border Control - Although the Border Patrol has changed dramatically since its inception in 1924, its overall mission remains unchanged: to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States. Together with other law enforcement officers, the Border Patrol helps maintain borders that work, facilitating the flow of legal immigration and goods while preventing the illegal trafficking of people and contraband. The Border Patrol is specifically responsible for patrolling the 6,000 miles of Mexican and Canadian international land borders and 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding the Florida Peninsula and the island of Puerto Rico. 

  • Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) serves as a public-interest legal education and advocacy law firm, and supporting organization of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Our Mission IRLI exists to defend the rights of individual Americans and their local communities from the harms and challenges posed by mass migration to the United States, both lawful and unlawful, to monitor and hold accountable federal, state, or local government officials who undermine, fail to respect, or comply with our national immigration and citizenship laws, and to provide expert immigration-related legal advice, training, and resources to public officials, the legal community, and the general public.

  • Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) When Congress passed Section 245(i) for illegal alien amnesty, they ignored a loophole which FAIR identified and exposed which allows deportable aliens with ties to terrorist organizations to still be able to obtain green cards. Visit FAIR for an in-depth report on the impact of immigration in your state. Sign up for the FAIR Alert Newsletter.

  • Americans for Legal Immigration

  • Immigrating to The United States in the Modern Era

  • The Naturalization Process and Current Immigration Trends in Immigration the United States: By State and By Metropolitan Area The naturalization process is one by which legal permanent residents obtain U.S. citizenship after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Once a foreign-born citizen becomes a U.S. citizen, they enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote.

 

 


Wisdom Quotes

Patrick Henry -  "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."

George Washington - "The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment."

"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

Theodore Roosevelt - "The one absolute way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities. we have but one flag. We must also learn one language and that language is English."

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1919: "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but is something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

Theodore Roosevelt, railed repeatedly against "hyphenated Americans" and the prospect of a nation "brought to ruins" by a "tangle of squabbling nationalities." In a statement to the Kansas City Star in 1918: "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country, English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools." He also insisted that America has no room for what he called "fifty-fifty allegiance." In a 1917 speech said, "It is our boast that we admit the immigrant to full fellowship and equality with the native-born. In return we demand that he shall share our undivided allegiance to the one flag which floats over all of us." 

Calvin Coolidge - "Restricted immigration is not an offensive but purely a defensive action. It is not adopted in criticism of others in the slightest degree, but solely for the purpose of protecting ourselves. We cast no aspersions on any race or creed, but we must remember that every object of our institutions of society and government will fail unless America be kept American. American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this purpose, it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration. It would lie well to make such immigration of a selective nature with some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of naturalization. Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becoming citizens. I am convinced that our present economic and social conditions warrant a limitation of those to be admitted. We should find additional safety in a law requiring the immediate registration of all aliens. Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America."

"Settlers came here from mixed motives...Generally defined, they were seeking a broader freedom. They were intent upon establishing a Christian commonwealth in accordance to the principle of self-government...It has been said that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the wilderness." ..."They had a genius for organized society on the foundations of piety, righteousness, liberty, and obedience of the law...Who can fail to see in it the hand of destiny? Who can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence?" President Calvin Coolidge - Memorial Day Address, MAY 31, 1923

John F. Kennedy - "Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."  

Michael Reagan - "We are really enabling immigrants to avoid learning English and assimilating into our culture because we give them everything they need so they don't have to learn to speak English or become part of the traditional melting pot. By enabling these people, we build an enclave for them that looks like the one they ran away from at home..."


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