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Friday, April 25, 2008

Anti-Immigrant Play of the Week

This week's Anti-immigrant Play of the Week goes to Colorado State Representative Doug Bruce.

When I heard the news that Colorado State Representative Bruce said that “we don’t need anymore illiterate peasants”, I thought about both of my Great Grandmothers and Great Grandfathers arriving from Europe.

When they landed at Ellis Island in the early 1900s, they had nothing. They couldn’t speak, write or read English and they didn’t have any formal education. They were peasants in their homeland, but came to this country for a better life. They worked helping to build this nation with their sweat and toil. They even went on to raise several children who served in our nation’s military, civilian corps to build railroads and highways and worked in factories building aircraft used in World War II.


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