I am getting tired of all this trouble about immigration. Both Democrats and Republicans have dropped the ball on citizenship. Here is a statement that needs looked at: 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, they shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such person 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 person who says they are 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. This is the attitude of the original immigrant, and I don't see a need for a change.

Leon Kuhre

Myrtle Creek

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Emmy

Thanks to whoever took down my comment. Not cool

Emmy

I live in Salem where there is a number of immigrants. Occasionally I turn on my police scanner. I hear alot of times police requesting a translator. I can only imagine it frustrates officers trying to get a quick resolve and lose valuable time. Also I have had friends not get jobs because a requirement for that job is to speak spanish.

bohica13

Keep voting Democrat. You get what you vote for.

smedleyb

By assimilating does that mean immigrants have to be as ignorant as bohica as a requirement!

bohica13

You mean OBSERVANT, of course!

Rise722

Very well said!

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