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Fri Nov 21, 2014, 12:20 AM

Note to Republicans: Opposition to immigration is UN-AMERICAN, period.

Unless you are Native-American, you are either an immigrant of a descendant of immigrants. All of these "illegal immigrants" are doing the same thing our own ancestors did, looking for a better life and an escape from shitty things going on in their home countries. How many of these GOPs are descendants of Germans who settled in the Midwest following the failed Liberal Revolutions of 1848? Or descendants of Irish people fleeing the Potato Famine?

My own ancestors on my dad's side came here from Norway, escaping poor harvests and a collapse of the cod fisheries of the north Atlantic and hearing that the Red River Valley had the best soil in the world for farming. My ancestors on my mom's side were Prussian German peasants (probably the Germanized descendants of the original Baltic Prussians) who were were stuck in a quasi-fedual situation and wanted a better life.

A large % of these anti-immigrant bigots are of Scots-Irish ancestry, their ancestors didn't give a damn about coming over without notice, heading out to the Appalachian back-country, slaughter Natives, take their land, and settle on said stolen land.

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