smokeyone, on 13 November 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:
Do you understand the differnce between a controlled semi orderly group of immagrants being proccessed through the system, with their kids learning english and American customs and intergrating intosociety and an invasion with intent to occupy without intergration? The melting pot that made it work has been replaces with cohabitation and accomidation.
I might be less than 10 years older than you but growing up in 4 countrys and 3 differnt regions of the US colored my views. I got to see how others see America and how we see each other before we because the worlds Santa Claus.
What I understand is you're repeating ridiculous shit that was said said about every single group of immigrants that has ever come to this country.
Back in 1850 you would have made a fine member of the Know-Nothing party bitching about how those "worthless Irish and German catholics just aren't integrating and are taking over."
In 1880 you would have been bitching that American is now a "dumping ground for POS Russians who will just undermine our culture and destroy the melting pot we are." All of which would be said after watching the previously worthless Irish and German integrate just fine over the course of 30 years.
You talk about it being unrestricted, guess what, the US HAD NO immigration restrictions till 1875 and even then the only restrictions were on prostitutes and convicts. From then until the Quota Act of 1921, the only real restrictions were on Chinese.
And yet we survived all that, just to have you repeat some of the same asinine arguments, 100 years later...