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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:21 AM

 

So Trump's mother was a Scottish immigrant? Was she ever undocumented?

Just wondering.

It still boggles my mind how people who are first, second or even third generation citizens of immigrant parents can work so hard to disenfranchise and be against the millions of Native Americans and children of the generations of the first slave crossings.

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Reply So Trump's mother was a Scottish immigrant? Was she ever undocumented? (Original post)
glennward Jun 2016 OP
PJMcK Jun 2016 #1
FSogol Jun 2016 #3
PJMcK Jun 2016 #4
malaise Jun 2016 #2
PJMcK Jun 2016 #5
malaise Jun 2016 #6
Ilsa Jun 2016 #7

Response to glennward (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:35 AM

1. Very few Americans can claim they're natives

Your point concerning African Americans and Native Americans is well stated, glennward.

It still boggles my mind how people who are first, second or even third generation citizens of immigrant parents can work so hard to prevent people from other countries from having the same opportunities that their ancestors had.

While immigration is a complex issue and the Federal policies need attentive modulation, the US is almost exclusively a country of immigrants. We should honor our forebears' efforts to provide a better life for their families- all of us- by welcoming freedom-seeking immigrants.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:43 AM

3. Not true: "Very few Americans can claim they're natives"

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia. I'm a native American regardless of whether my grandparents were born here or not.

Agree and applaud your last paragraph.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:48 AM

4. A good distinction

That's a fine point you've made, FSogol and I agree. When I'm asked my background, usually say, "American," as my extended family- from all over Europe- has been in the US for at least three generations.

It's still early in the morning so forgive me for my inarticulateness! Obviously, I meant "very few Americans can claim their families are native to this land."

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Response to glennward (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:40 AM

2. She was a domestic worker - don't know her documentation status

but he pretends she was a visitor on a trip who met his father.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:51 AM

5. Donald Trump lies about everything

Rather than honoring his mother by illustrating how she represents the American dream, he tries to obfuscate his own heritage. He should be proud of his family's success in our great country.

I wouldn't believe Donald Trump if he told me that I breathe air.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 07:17 AM

6. Don the Con

is a pathological LIAR

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Response to glennward (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 07:52 AM

7. Judge Curiel's father got here before Trump's mama. NT

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