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For many immigrants over the years, the Statue of Liberty has been a welcoming symbol. As the Atlantic’s Peter Beinart wrote, Democrats have become too insouciant about illegal immigration and need to remember the virtue of assimilation.
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Part of the long aftershock of President Donald Trump’s election is a new debate over immigration. Two provocative entries in that debate have appeared in recent days. Both featured columnists playing against type.
Conservative Bret Stephens wrote tongue-in-cheek in the New York Times that to make America great again, we should be deporting complacent native-born Americans rather than industrious immigrants. At the Atlantic, liberal Peter Beinart wrote that Democrats have become too insouciant about illegal immigration and need to remember the virtue of assimilation.
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