ANECDOTE: ELLIS ISLAND, ILLEGALS, AND HISTORY
Just an anecdotal insight into the massive ignorance of one of our modern newspaper 'reporters.' [Will they ever get it? That we who oppose illegal immigration oppose the 'illegal' part, not the 'immigration' part?]
I was interviewed a some years ago in connection with my Minuteman-style activies along the Mexican border with the New Mexico Border Watch. Our teams were mustered in Columbus, NM, in a field across from the old railroad station.
The reporter conducting the interview was what I must call a 'youngster' from an El Paso newspaper.
[I was waiting for him to spring the obligatory racist question and was disappointed he never did; my lady friend is of the Seneca Nation of Indians.]
During the interview he--what were the odds?--questioned my 'bias' against 'immigrants.' I claimed no bias, pointing out that my mother, her sisters and parents immigrated here from Scotland via Ellis Island in the 1920's. So how could I be biased against 'immigrants?'His follow-up question was--who would dare make this up?--Were they here legally?
Sure enough, his question and my answer never made it into his published article. (Also sure enough, my remark about George Wallace's 1972 campaign promise to post a national guardsman every two feet on the Mexican border, did.)
We can only pray that this lad found some career other than as journalist or historian, and certainly something way, way outside the education establishment.