Why do liberals care more about illegal immigrants?

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cyberdad
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08 Feb 2019, 1:07 am

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Whatever happened to conservatives conserving this tradition: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ? :?


That tradition of warmly accepting outsiders was subject to the first US immigration law, enacted in 1791, limited naturalization to "free white persons."

The US immigration laws actually become worse at the turn of the 20th century. Several laws from the 1880s through 1917 excluded persons with "dangerous contagious diseases, paupers, polygamists, the feebleminded" and the "insane." This included people with autism.

President Calvin Coolidge. In 1921, before he became vice president, Coolidge had started promoting the superiority of northern Europeans over the southern Europeans who were then migrating by the millions.In an article titled "Whose Country is This?" Coolidge wrote that "the Nordics (northern Europeans) propagate themselves successfully. With other races, the outcome shows deterioration on both sides."In 1924, then-US President Calvin Coolidge signed an immigration law that established a quota system prioritizing visas for countries already represented in the United States. The legislation was intended to "preserve the ideal of U.S. homogeneity."Also known as the Johnson-Reed Act, the law established quotas limiting immigration to 2 percent of each nationality present in the U.S. by 1910. In effect, it restricted the migration of Italians, Slavs, and Jews, among other southern and eastern Europeans, and it was an important reason why many Jews could not come to America to escape the Holocaust.

Even before 1965 when Mexicans and other non-whites could legally apply to immigrate the US had a very clear idea what they mean't by "the huddled masses". After 1965 America suddenly became "too full". Same thing happened here in Australia when the white Australia policy ended and the public became "suddenly" concerned with whether we could sustain a larger population. All very convenient.



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08 Feb 2019, 9:13 pm

Interesting history, indeed!

It's common knowledge that the USA has a racism problem & has had forever, but I didn't realize it was written into immigration policy like that over the years. (FTR Canada has it's own racism problems, just different ones than America. While there are many current and historical instances of racism in Canada, in general white = superior, indigenous = inferior & thus severely disadvantage in present day society.)


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09 Feb 2019, 2:53 am

As my favourite social commentator Michael Moore puts it....The public need to hear "the awful truth"



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10 Feb 2019, 3:18 am

sly279 wrote:
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You only win that round by semantics.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandso ... -the-world

still, someone shooting up a school is pretty awful

Point being is other nations have different definitions that the USA media would call mass shootings or school shootings but never makes the news cause it’s not considered such in those nations.
The USA isn’t anymore dangerous then Europe.

It is but it doesn’t justify banning guns and making 100 million people criminals to be locked up in an already crowded prison system as much as the prisons would love the money.


Then just take there guns away without prosecuting them or give out fines