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In 1904, John, if memory serves, fully 25 percent of the population of the United States was foreign-born. The nation that resulted had the greatest century in the history of mankind. In 2007, the number of people living on American soil who are foreign-born is around 10 percent.

But that is not my point. My point is that you are a legal immigrant. You are married to a legal immigrant. I recall that when we first began arguing about this in this space in 2004, you were constantly regressing to capital letters to inform me that you were opposed to ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, not to LEGAL IMMIGRATION. Guess that doesn’t hold true any longer. So boy — you’re lucky you got in before people like you could keep people like you out. 


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