Don’t Forget Our Heritage

To The Editor:
If it weren’t for humans seeking a better life and migrating to our land, the United States would not have evolved into the greatness it is, thus attracting yet others here today with the same desires as yesteryear. Yet their arrivals are treated by some as if it were a new occurrence and paranoiacally, a threatening one. The latest to set foot are never welcomed. How easily we forget our heritage.

Immigration has through the years at times reaped havoc on our country even as far back as 1620 when that Mayflower boat deposited that historic load of undocumented immigrants (Romantically dubbed “Pilgrims”) on our soil much to the umbrage of our Native Americans, who still remain the only non-immigrants in our country. Nevertheless, the rest of us inherited and are all off-shoots of that influx of immigrants who have been throughout the centuries fulfilling their dream of becoming American citizens.

Although it may have slipped the memory of the “I hate Obama hatefully more than I ever hated any hateful thing in the whole hateful world of hate” contingent, this is not the first time that the need for immigration reform was recognized. In 1986, there was a sweeping immigration reform bill encouraged and signed by Ronald, “I love Reagan lovingly more than I ever loved any loving thing in the whole loving world of love” Reagan Rooters, may if ruefully remember. He confidently predicted, “future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanly regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people – American citizenship.”

Even a blind squirrel will find an occasional acorn.

Nicholas Zizelis,
Bayside