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To: neverdem

Nice try Denver Post. As I recall, the Irish were starving to death and the American people welcomed them with open arms. Neither of which can be said for the South Americans sneaking over our border in the dead of night.


8 posted on 04/04/2006 5:40:23 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (If I wanted to live in Mexico, I'd FRIGGING MOVE THERE!)
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To: trubluolyguy
the Irish were starving to death and the American people welcomed them with open arms

That is a bit rosey of a picture you paint. The prejudice against the Irish was real and rampant. But the Irish rose above it through hard work and pride.

25 posted on 04/04/2006 5:46:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: trubluolyguy
...and the American people welcomed them with open arms...

Hardly the case. Nativism and anti-Catholicism ran rife in reaction to Irish immigration.

55 posted on 04/04/2006 5:57:35 PM PDT by JAWs (Ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed. Der er intet men.)
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To: trubluolyguy
As I recall, the Irish were starving to death and the American people welcomed them with open arms. Neither of which can be said for the South Americans sneaking over our border in the dead of night.

They only thing you got right was the sneaking over the border

Other then that .. the Irish and the Italians were treated like crap ... could be because they were both catholics

126 posted on 04/04/2006 6:36:34 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: trubluolyguy

In addition, when it became apparent that immigrants were displacing low-income Americans from their jobs, tough measures were taken to restrict legal immigration. Oddly enough, when a potential slave labor force wasn't available for exploitation, wages rose for native-born low-income workers. Funny how that works out.


133 posted on 04/04/2006 6:42:30 PM PDT by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: trubluolyguy; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; ...

158 posted on 04/04/2006 7:05:44 PM PDT by narses (St Thomas says “lex injusta non obligat”)
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