My father, who was technically an immigrant—he came when he was an infant—wanted me to be an American, preferably an American president. He didn’t go to college. Before I was born he wanted me to go specifically to Yale, which he thought would help. It was easy for him to think I could be president: […]
Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
You read about all these terrorists – most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10 – 15 years. Now, compare that to Blockbuster: you’re two days late with a video and those people are all over you. Let’s put Blockbuster in charge of […]
To live and die amongst foreigners may seem less absurd than to live persecuted or tortured by one’s fellow countrymen, but to emigrate is always to dismantle the centre of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.
Immigrant, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.
Immigrants are walking refutations of cultural relativism, they are voting with their feet in favor of the new culture represented by America and the West. There is a one-way movement from tribal, agrarian cultures toward modern, industrialized, American-style cultures. Why would immigrants voluntarily uproot themselves and relocate to another society unless they were deeply convinced […]
They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?
It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
The newly-arrived immigrant’s dominating desire to lose his differentiation as soon as possible. It costs him a lot every day, not only in actual wages but also in social opportunity and in public respect… So long as he remains a palpable foreigner, he is a common butt, and on no higher level than the native […]