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“Legal or Illegal, This Is Asking for Trouble”


Once again, I am gobsmacked by the fact that John Derbyshire, a person born in another country who is married to a person born in yet another country, seems to think it’s unacceptable for people to come to America from a country of which he evidently disapproves. You can write a million words in response to this sentence, John, but I will always note that if you spoke those words instead of writing them, you would be speaking them in the accent of a foreigner welcomed to these shores. I have no problem with that. I welcome you. I have a problem with the fact that you have a problem with it when the accent hits your ear in a timbre you find unpleasant — legal or illegal.


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