My parents were immigrants from Europe who decided to take the great step and head for the promised land of America. They were thrilled to arrive in New York City, see the Statue of Liberty, and enjoy a sense of peace and friendship. Millions made the long journey to the promised land. Untold thousands entered the country from the ever present Canada which allowed entry without going through Ellis Island. This nation was built on the backs of immigrants. During WWII, at least 30% of those who fought were the children of immigrants–legal or illegal. That was then, and today is now.
Immigrants coming from the Middle East now shout: Germany, Germany, we want to enter your nation. None say a word about America, the once promised land for those seeking a new life. Children of the immigrants now hate immigrants. The central question facing America is–what has happened to the soul and dream of this country? What have we become? A frightened nation which thrives on fear and hate.
Thank God, the other America existed for those seeking a new life!