THEY WERE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS AND DID EVERYTHING REQUIRED WITHOUT WHINING | image tagged in how my grandfather came to the usa | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Success Kid Meme | HOW I CAME TO THE U.S.: LEFT SOVIET ERA POLAND WITH PARENTS BY TRAIN, SPENT SIX MONTHS IN ITALY WAITING FOR REFUGEE STATUS FROM THE STATE DE | image tagged in memes,success kid | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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WELL THAT'S NICE!  BUT NOBODY DOES THAT ANYMORE, YOU SONUVAB**CH! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Laughing Men In Suits Meme | AND THEN HE ACTUALLY SAID "SONUVAB**CH" | image tagged in memes,laughing men in suits | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups
Why not tho? And btdubs, plenty of people do that type of thing. I live in FL, I know.
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Creepy Condescending Wonka Meme | OH GOOD. A HOT BUTTON TOPIC I'M SURE EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE A WELL INFORMED OPINION ON THIS SUBJECT | image tagged in memes,creepy condescending wonka | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Creepy Condescending Wonka Meme | 103 COMMENTS WOW, YOU WERE RIGHT | image tagged in memes,creepy condescending wonka | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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7 ups, 3 replies
Same here, my grandpa came from Italy with his family. He ended up having to change his name to get a job. This is after his parent's bank shut down in the great depression, where they sold everything to pay everyone.
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American is in a sad state. Extreme Liberal politics have destroyed it.
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14 ups, 2 replies
How about just "extreme politics"?
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14 ups, 3 replies
Plenty of blame to go around. There is a stark difference with todays immigrants.
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9 ups, 2 replies
True. I was just saying that it's not always liberal policies that cause problems. Like you said, there is plenty of blame to go around.
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Let's just say the country is very Liberal now with much of its politics are attributed to its downfall.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Policies do have to take the front seat though. Sanctuary cities, now talk of a sanctuary state. Illegals getting driver's licenses etc. It is the Liberal policies that brought those bits of encouragement on. BTW, I think he was saying "up" something else :)
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8 ups, 1 reply
I'm kinda iffy on sanctuary cities, but I lean toward disapproval. Giving illegals drivers licenses is something that I totally disagree with. When they come in for their license, why not arrest them on the spot? They're here illegally, which makes them criminals.

The first few times I looked at that picture, I thought the kid was holding up a cell phone or something XD
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7 ups, 1 reply
Its one of the biggest issues I have with Obama, his job in large part is to oversee enforcement of federal law, NOT choose which ones are to be enforced. All sanctuary cities should be cut off from federal funds. THIS is the FEDS job, not telling the states who can use bathrooms where.
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6 ups, 1 reply
I see your point. Unfortunately, there are so many laws that need enforcing, of course some will receive higher priority than others. As far as cutting off federal funds for sanctuary cities, that would hurt a lot of innocent people who live in those cities who may not agree with the sanctuary policy.
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Sorry, but that is the idea. People vote out morons, change state and local policies or flat out move all the time when they are caught up in things like this. Its your choice support criminal behavior of your local and state officials or get fed funds. IT CAN"T GO ON WITH BOTH. They are in direct defiance, knew they would be in direct defiance and defy anyone to properly enforce against it. There is absolutely NO public policy that everyone agrees on and some get hurt by, fact of life. I'm for sure not for big brother government but this is NOT an example of that, this is simply enforcing laws already on the books.
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8 ups, 1 reply
I don't get it. If they love Mexico and hate America so much, why are they living here? It makes no sense. And take that Bernie button off, you little shit. I don't think he wants support from assholes like you.
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8 ups, 1 reply
That is so much the point of this meme, and like or dislike Trump it is part of what he has been preaching about currency manipulation making all of this a viable option. Instead of cleaning/fixing up their own country it is easier for them to come here. In no way do I say all that do come here are bad, I am saying the system is all f-d up on both sides of the border and no one seems to want to stop counting votes long enough to fix it.
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6 ups, 1 reply
call them what they are, illegals
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6 ups, 2 replies
That would be the first "STARK" difference.
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For this meme subject it's Liberal politics. Conservatives have there's but obviously another meme is needed. I had no idea a simple notion would blow up this big.
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8 ups, 1 reply
My grandfather came here from Italy also. It was during the 1930s. He told us kids that when the boat got into New York harbor he could see The Statue of Liberty. He said he knelt down on the ships deck and started to pray. He thanked God he finally made it.
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7 ups, 1 reply
Did he go through Ellis Island? If so, there is a book there with his name, personal information and relatives names. My grandfather's is there. He came here in 1910
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6 ups, 1 reply
I should look. Is it available on line?
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Yes, I found a bunch of info on my grandparents including photos of the book page with his information on Ancestry.com. You might be able to research other ways but Ancestry is easy.
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6 ups
It wasnt just imagrants who had that happen tho, many, many people had been labeled as untrustworthy, meaning trade(the only way to get things in the depression) was impossible unless they changed there name
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5 ups
My family (German immigrants) has lived in America since the late 1700's. I can't really relate to people whose grandparents (or great-grandparents, etc.) came over in the 1900's, but I bet the (last name)s felt honored to move here.
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I have to check it out.
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That came after my grandfather was here but possible. Cement shoes were in fashion back then. I wonder how many are actually at the bottom of the Great Lakes.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Wait, are you comparing italians to another race or just saying?
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8 ups, 1 reply
I'm Italian so I used my heritage for the meme but the Irish and Jewish Europeans who came over during that time also followed the rules and were damn proud to here. I'm comparing the difference in policy from then and now concerning immigration. Now it's a disgrace.
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3 ups, 1 reply
ah, I see. So you're saying that immigrants now are trying to force their ways on us.
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5 ups, 2 replies
"sigh" typical ignorance and assumption. Grow up.
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Grand father on my mom's side came here from Austria after WW1. He served in a u boat in the German navy. Came here and became a citizen and got a job and started a family. During WW2 the feds opened all his mail and read it. He was thinking of changing his last name to be more transparent but never did.
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Try giving thought as to why many couldn't compared to now? I know you can. Give it a try.
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Wow, really thought you would come back with something better. That took absolutely no thought or intelligence to create. Try again.
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Even worse. What a waste of time. Your generation is screwed.
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3 ups, 1 reply
But they didn't try to blame it on the english speakers around them for not speaking their language, and they wanted to learn as much as they could. Most didn't learn because A. They didn't have to because they moved to isolated communities of people from their land, (For instance, my grandpa lived on The Hill in St. Louis, an Italian town) or B. Tried to learn english but were too old and too busy working to fully learn it.
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Has it occurred to you that the same circumstances apply to immigrants in modern times? Many live in neighborhoods dominated by their own ethnic group. Additionally, those that are employed typically work long hours for minimum wage (or less), meaning that they are too poor and too busy to learn English. Their children, however, end up being bi-lingual from spending time in a foreign-language home and an English-language public education system. Even now, in 2016, very little has changed for immigrants from the way it was 120 years ago.
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Nonsense. Many choose not to bother or even try. When the government and corporate leeches are so busy trying to figure out how to suck the life force from a nation by expending tax dollars (paid by middle class Americans) to provide multi-lingual options for everything, why should an illegal Salvadoran mother of 6 who receives $$$$$$ in benefits even try to learn anything except where the welfare office is located? BTW she can call any town USA for that info and press 2 for Spanish.
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I was going to comment in whole to your post but after reading the last bit I just can't fathom your stupidity. The ways are available. Most don't care. Want proof? Go to Miami.
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Okay, I will. Many government services were provided only in English, and most first-generation immigrants never learned how to speak the language because they lived in ethnic neighborhoods. The second generation, however, typically had no trouble understanding English because they attended English-only public schools.
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Right..... But now we provide government services in many different languages so no one really has to attempt to assimilate into the society they willingly joined. Generally speaking, as a professional I have found that those who immigrate legally do all they can to become part of the US while maintaining their culture and language. The illegals do not.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Have an upvote.
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Is your moniker in response to a "SkewedBlackFemale"?
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0 ups, 1 reply
No. Just doing my part to irritate the Liberal Commies of today's world. You know...college kids?
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I was joking. It's the opposite of yours. It's difficult to find replies now. When I click the notification it doesn't go to the actual reply. It just goes to the middle of the comments.
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Same. Are you on mobile?
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6 ups, 4 replies
Back then the "requirements" were:
1. Get on a boat.
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9 ups, 1 reply
Why don't you let everyone assume you are ignorant by your moniker instead of making a comment that proves you are.
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3 ups, 1 reply
It's so fun making you idiots squirm
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7 ups, 1 reply
Not at all. Ignorant children like you actually are a comedy show for me and most of us on this site. Please continue your antics. You're the king of stupid pet tricks.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Wow....are you 50?
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4 ups, 1 reply
53 to be exact as are many of us here. What? Are you dumb enough to think kids are the only people who like to have fun and laugh? I know it's difficult to comprehend but one day you will understand. Hopefully.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Haha...you're bitter. And old. Do you shake your fist at the computer while you yell at those darn kids?
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5 ups, 1 reply
Not at all. I'm actually happy and thankful for little twats like you that make life even more hilarious. You're life is doomed and only because you want to stay ignorant. Don't you have a video game to play somewhere?
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2 ups, 1 reply
LOL, thanks for the laugh, little girl. You're not fooling anyone but yourself. Thanks again. Put that on a meme.
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So you are on disability. Thanks for the confirmation tax leech.
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5 ups, 1 reply
So just because something's hard you should give up and commit a crime?
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https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/our-history/agency-history/early-american-immigration-
"The general Immigration Act of 1882 levied a head tax of fifty cents on each immigrant and blocked (or excluded) the entry of idiots, lunatics, convicts, and persons likely to become a public charge."
We have all of those coming into America unregulated now.
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Sorry I mean the steps were:
1. Get 50 cents
2. Get on a boat
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There are idiots, lunatics, convicts, and persons who have become a public charge coming into America. As though we didn't already have enough of those...
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3 ups, 2 replies
Wrong. Do some research before you open your pie hole, maggot.
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I did. You're wrong. (haha..."maggot")
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3 ups, 1 reply
He will be back in no time. Probably the same day. The system is a joke.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Oh please. He had no right to be here in the first place. He should be in jail. It's ILLEGAL.
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Not getting here the right way lead to the demise of his future.

Letting Illegals deal drugs here is the demise of EVERYONE'S future.
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Same with my great-grandfather. My grandfather was proud to be the first in the family born here in The USA.
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2 ups, 1 reply
1st generation? We got little Italy and China town with flags...Please don't make me dig a joke
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They didn't wave them when they got here to be processed and shoved their heritage down everybody's throat along with wanting everything for free. They were proud to say they were going to be Americans. Try thinking prior to posting. It's difficult to be someone my age on a site full of ignorant kids that just want to troll everyone. Grow up.
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Grow up? talk to a few of them..I dare you.
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No problem. Be more than happy to knock the shit out of a few. Get my frustrations from having to listen to you whiners for years. I dodged bullets and have no problem dodging more. Or giving them. You're not tough so go back to your game.
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Sono d'accordo!!!! (I agree!!!!) - 2nd gen AMERICAN!
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Of course not, only the ignorant think that and it's their first excuse to act like idiots. Actually it is that simple. Our liberal government screwed it up. A system was in place and worked fine to funnel immigrants here in an orderly fashion.
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0 ups, 1 reply
The immigration system has never "worked fine." It was never efficient when Ellis Island was operating, and it's completely non-functional now.
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Oh, ok. They should just throw out all of the records and documents that accrued. As for "non-functional now" No shit, Ellis Island and the process was decommissioned in 1954. Isn't that the reason for this thread? No, it wasn't perfect but it was a needed system and could be a much better system had the government kept up. Now it is nothing but complete chaos and is one reason this country is going to shit.
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The process in place during Ellis Island's operation had very restrictive quotas on immigration from Asia and Eastern Europe. There was no legally justifiable reason for these quotas, and they were largely grown out of racial prejudice and unwarranted fear of Communist spies, respectively. Yes, it was functional, but it was a direct contradiction of the concept of America being a land of opportunity.
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Government should have quotas set for each interval of incoming personal. The quota should be based on ability to process and place each set of immigrants. Legal justification is set by the government elected to do so. Not whiney liberal citizens who know nothing. Racial prejudices? Maybe. Spies? Of course and one of the reasons for the process. There was unrest in Europe, spies were everywhere then there were two world wars. Care to make another stupid reference? America is the land of opportunity and will be until unregulated immigration destroys it. No where does it say the "Land of Opportunity" is an unregulated open door. The door is open as should be due process. Your way of thinking has screwed this country. Obviously you're young and don't have clue how good America was compared to now. I you knew how it used to you would be disgusted just like the rest of us. You oblivious fools are going to inherit this nightmare and it's just deserved.
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We didn't inherit it from you. You borrowed it from us.
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lol, sure.
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Angry Joe, could you please stop been so angry. Look for a good meme and pop a bottle and for sure bob it was the liberal government but keep learning from billy that john did at all to save himself from paying his home tax. xD
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Don't you have a short bus to catch? I love when children think they actually know politics and post their ignorance. Please continue to amuse us.
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0 ups, 2 replies
If you care about politics go out and vote that is the only way it would matter. all I care to say was 1st generation Immigrants take pride on their heritage and some DO AND WILL DISPLAY IT...Now you can be Nazi about it but i think you need to burn the constitution
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Funny you bring up the Constitution. Article I, Section 8 in creating the authority of the Congress, “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Thus from a Constitutional stand point it is the responsibility of Congress to establish all laws and rules of naturalization or immigration. Those laws have been completely ignored by our government and the ILLEGAL immigrants allowed to be here.
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Where did I say they didn't care? That's your assumption. Obviously you don't understand the meme and how recent "immigrants" disrespect the country that gives them a job and home. Heritage is one thing. If it's more important than what gives a better life to you and your family then go the f**k back home. If it's so great why are they here? They are proud to be of a country that they can't stand to be in.
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With this kind of flame I "almost" put on a suit but I should take you camping xD
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2 ups, 1 reply
Don't understand your childish gibberish.
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0 ups, 1 reply
Are you here to understand?
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No longer care what you have to say. It's mostly butthurt garbage.
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Are you a robot?
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And we return the favor by criticizing them for not speaking English when we go there
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Who are "we"? That's a broad statement. I am in the middle about others speaking English. It was already on the picture when I found it for the meme. I have a problem with immigrants not wanting to learn English after being here. Any country should require an immigrant to learn their language in order to gain full citizenship. On the flip side, I don't like zealot conservatives not understanding that English has been forced on the world for business relations. Many countries have multi-lingual signs and there is no reason we shouldn't.
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I'm talking about how Americans expect when people visit them, that they speak English, yet the young people of the U.S virtually don't speak any other languages, so we criticize an Italian who come to America and dosent speak English, yet When Americans go to Italy it's ok if they don't speak Italian
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I think that it is fine if they are vacationing in America, Italy, wherever, but if they move there, an effort should be made to learn it.
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It depends on who they are. Family and friends go both ways. We tried to teach each other. The other part of your comment I assume is about immigrants? Americans who go to other countries have the obligation to learn their language to become a citizen. Most countries have that law. The only reason other countries learn English is to communicate in the business world. American is one, if not the largest consumer of world goods so you learn the language of the people that hand you money. Casual English conversation is a by product.
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Yes but most Americans that visit other countries they don't speak any other language (I'm not saying all but a lot), yet we expect foreigners to speak English when they come over here.
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I don't care about visitors. Just people wanting citizenship. I'm done commenting It's too difficult to find the replies and I hate searching the entire post
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Not condoning how America was established but that's how every country came to be. If you want to make an intelligent comparison please find something actually comparable.
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Oh, sorry I was under the impression that you made that meme as a response to america's youth whining a lot. If you weren't, then my bad. But then your meme doesn't make any sense.
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It is in response to the past 50 years or so of immigration in the U.S, how pathetic it is being handled and the attitude of illegal immigrants once they get here compared to Pre 1960 immigration. They come here illegally, literally get handed a better life yet they disrespect the country that gave it to them.
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Just don't put every post-1960 immigrants into the same box. The people you're talking about is a very small minority.

They're just highly visible in the media because it's usually the bad seeds that are covered and not the good ones. Good stories don't sell as much as bad stories.
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True. I have friends whose parents/close relatives were immigrants and they are great. I have a Russian friend who is great. I have a Mexican friend and they're pretty American. So, I agree. But my friends' relatives immigrated legally. At least I think so. But now illegals are a-ok.
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Also, I think you'd be surprised by how many illegant aliens came pre-1960, as well. Don't let your views be dictated by popular media. Do the research. Have in mind that, in the old days, it was much easier to get away with illegal immigration. :)

In either case, most immigrants are respectful and hard working. And we should do everything we can to support them, as I'm sure you can agree on.
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No where near as many. I lived in Arizona through the 60's and 70's. Illegals were almost non-existent outside of the slum areas and were easy to pick out because they didn't speak English. Mexico was fun back then. I spent many vacations with my parents in the border towns. Now you couldn't pay me to go. It's a shithole.
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You're missing the second point of the meme. Good or bad they shouldn't be here without going through the system created by Congress and the Constitution. For the first point, if pre 1960 immigrants acted like the recent stream they would have been immediately jailed and/or deported.
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Of course they shouldn't be here. That's why they're called illegal immigrants. ;)
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Typical reply from the ignorant. First, the term "Redneck" was coined for people who worked outside all the time, especially farmers and the back of their necks were sunburned. It is not offensive to any "white" person because it indicates the hard work that built the country. Second, get an education and stop living off the excuses that gets you no where. Hopefully you won't be this stupid in five years. Probably worse.
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Ummm, great Democrat history pic.
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Typical. Can't you find anything current? I mean, that's been done so many times it doesn't mean anything any more. Use your two brain cells, I'm sure if they work together you can find something.
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Like I said. Your term is irrelevant and shows your stupidity..
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