...and there's still that whole legal/illegal thing.
The Irish didnt easily assimilate. They were reviled. Instead they built parochial schools, and clubs to keep their native ways intact. Over time assimilation happened.
they didnt expect that we would change to satisfy them!
"There came to the beach a poor exile of Erin,
The dew on his wet robe hung heavy and chill.
Ere the steamer that brought 'im had passed out of hearin'
He was Alderman Mike inthrojuicin' a bill!"
God bless the Irish. They became one of us, surely.
This totally ignorant writer did not mention that the Irish kids went to school, they studied American History and they assimilated, as you say. They did not wave Irish flags in the street while they bad mouthed the USA.
These stupid articles should be banned. Free Republic members can write better articles to debate. I am so sick of these ignorant leftists who leave off the most basic of facts in their dumb articles.
Ummmmmmm...no, the early Irish didn't come here to be Americans, they already knew English, and they DID live in Irish ghettos...little Irelands.