Well, this is the other argument you hear from anti-immigrants usually after they tell you how illegally present immigrants come to take our jobs. Hard to see how they can be here to do both, but that's another discussion.



A friend passed this NY Times article on to me and it serves as a sad reminder of just how much danger those immigrants put themselves through to get to this country. They're not that different than the immigrants of generations past who put themselves through similar ordeals to settle this country. And for those who say "they did it the legal way" I remind you that we had virtually no immigration controls in this country until the 1920s. If you could get to America, you could become an American.