'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
We have since made room for many classes of Resident Alien Immigrants and have afforded them most of the rights enjoyed by citizens and yet for some that is still not enough. The crux of the immigration issue today is not as hard core as Roosevelt's position but rather centers around the question of whether or not the entry was legal and have the requirements of the visa been followed. We are still a Republic, a nation of laws, is it so much to ask of those who want to come here and share the bounty to do it legally??
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