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Old 06-30-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by jambo101 View Post
From a First Nation perspective we are all illegal aliens.


Has America outgrown these words =
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
No, most Americans are not illegal aliens, they were born here!

Yes, we have outgrown that stupid poem on that statue. We are no longer a wide open frontier with numerous resources. To assume that the poem meant that immigrants should come here in violation of our immigration laws in endless numbers is ludicrous.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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the Statue of Liberty was a becon to all the world of America's Freedom.

Please dont atempt to re-write history. Immigration policies bagan in the mid-1800's. The mass migration to American durring the Ellis Island era was legal because immigrations laws didnt forbid migration to America.

People from all over the world were made citizens by taking an oath at the Island. The did not have Visas or paperwork allowing them into America...The simple fact they were there was sufficient for them to become American.
Times have changed and so have our laws.
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