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Is Statue Of Liberty Worth More As Just Junk Metal?

January 22, 2018

The news is most startling and troubling as history repeats itself.

First they came for the Mexicans, but I did not say anything, because I was not a Mexican.  Then they came for the Salvadorans, but I am not a Salvadoran.  Then they came for the Haitians….

Now they are coming for Poles.  ( I will get to that story in short order.)

Anyone else see the similarity in the ‘I’m here so pull up the ladder’ complaints about “chain” migration or how immigrants ‘don’t want to learn the language’ and all the other uneducated clatter-trap that is bandied about?   Listen to the complaints about the flying of flags of those from other places and ask the following main question.

Have the angry White Nationalists ever once read history? 

I wonder if they ever knew that the Norwegians had their own newspapers near Madison?  Or that the Germans in Milwaukee had their own schools with their language?  Or that Polish and German flags were displayed every year with pride at Polish Fest and German Fest?

I also take great exception when Caucasians use the “chain migration” as the Africans should be the only ones to use that term since the ones who survived the trip in the 1600/1700’s were brought over in chains.  As to family migration, a lot of European families had a son or daughter or father or brother who came first and earned a little money and sent it back to bring more of their family over.

But again the angry White Guy who thought the last book he ever needed to read was in high school might be much better off he he simply got a library card!  Our whole nation would be better off if Trump voters read just one book about history this year.

Barring that at the rate we are going perhaps he just need to rip that plaque off the base of the statue of “liberty” and sell the bronze for scrap.  Perhaps the whole Statue of Liberty is now nothing more than used metal in an up-right position.

Lukasz Niec was 5 years old when his parents brought him and his sister to the United States from Poland. With two suitcases in tow, his parents — both doctors — left behind a country on the verge of social turmoil. It was 1979, about two years before the country’s authoritarian communist government declared martial law.

Niec received a temporary green card and, in 1989, became a lawful permanent resident. He grew up in Michigan, went to medical school, became a doctor, and raised a daughter and stepdaughter.

Niec, now 43, never fathomed that his legal status in the United States would become an issue. With a renewed green card, and nearly 40 years in the country, his Polish nationality was an afterthought for Niec, his sister told The Washington Post. He doesn’t even speak Polish.

But on Tuesday morning, immigration authorities arrested Niec at his home, just after he had sent his 12-year-old stepdaughter off to school. Niec, a physician specializing in internal medicine at Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been detained in a county jail ever since, awaiting a bond hearing and possible deportation.

This is where we are my fellow citizens.  What are you willing to do to make our nation again live up to our values and foundations?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2018 1:40 PM

    Marilyn,

    https://www.us-immigration.com/us-immigration-news/us-green-card/can-my-us-green-card-be-revoked/

  2. Marilyn permalink
    January 23, 2018 1:37 PM

    Who can suspend a valid green card? And what can we do to complain to someone with authority to change this ? Posting it on FB does not seem to be sufficient..

  3. Roflf Rodefeld permalink
    January 22, 2018 4:50 PM

    Unless you are a Native American (Indian or Eskimo) or happen to be the first generation of your family to immigrate to the U.S. you are the result of “chain migration”, period!

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