She got here in 1886.
Here’s a helpful hint for my fellow immigration enthusiasts: Stop dissing Americans whose ancestors got here before yours.
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It’s a common trope: “Immigrants make America great.” You can buy a T-shirt that says it. It sounds like a happy celebration of Americans by choice. But it quickly becomes a way to disparage Americans by birth.
Take the recent New York Times column by Bret Stephens titled “Only Mass Deportation Can Save America.” An attempt at Swiftian satire, it was a divisive exercise in identity politics. Mustering assorted aggregate statistics, the article made an extended argument for the superiority of immigrants over those “Americans whose families have been in this country for a few generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant
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