In the first place we should insist that the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equity with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.— Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to the American Defense Society in 1919.
Dr. Ben Carson – Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship . . .
Regarding the country’s illegal immigrants, Carson said, “many of them have never known any other country … so where are you going to send them?”
I don’t know what Ben is thinking, but I am not for giving any lawbreaker a path to citizenship.
Rand Paul – Paul also supports a pathway to legalization for illegal’s, with the prospect of eventually earning citizenship. Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship.
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