Drew Keeling / In the past, immigration issue made strange bedfellows - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Drew Keeling / In the past, immigration issue made strange bedfellows

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 12:01 am

In many respects, immigration to the United States today is quite unlike that of the early 20th century, when it was overwhelmingly legal, documented, lightly regulated and European in origin. Millions of newcomers then were readily absorbed into a prosperous economy, and the main objection was not that the system was broken but that it was working too well at filling American cities and workplaces with foreigners of unfamiliar tongues and customs.

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