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Arena: The Third Rail

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Many conservatives, including this one, have been slow to join those demanding action by the government to quickly stem the tide of illegal immigration. For one thing, this is a nation of immigrants—the sons and daughters of intrepid parents unwilling to accept dictatorship, religious persecution or economic exploitation. True, both my paternal and maternal grandparents entered the country legally. But had they found it necessary to evade the border guards and Dobermans so that a generation or two later I would not personally have to face the Dreyfus plotters, the Stalins and the Hitlers, my reaction would have been more gratitude, not less.

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