The new breed of immigrants

Dear Editor:

Look back into American history when there was an influx of peoples from all over Europe coming to the United States. My grandparents were among those people. They fled from Lithuania looking for a better life in this beautiful country of ours. They passed through Ellis Island and waited to be documented.

They made a pledge to support their new country in good and bad times and to uphold the laws.

Learning the English language was a primary rule in their new American household.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. They would never have thought about picking up their country's flag and waving it to represent who they were.

These immigrants (my grandparents) knew what it meant to be an American.

Now here we are present day, with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it , by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card.

This is the United States of America. Our language is English. Learn it! Our culture is God, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. There should be absolutely no freebies to noncitizens. Our borders should be closed!

Only those who are serious about following our rules and making a positive contribution to this country should be allowed in.

The immigrants of years gone by stirred the melting pot into one huge red, white and blue bowl.


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After all this is still the greatest country in the world! No changes need to be made to it.

Sandra Stokes

Antioch

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