Immigrants Quotes

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: […]

All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.

Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in […]

All of our people – except full-blooded Indians – are immigrants, or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came here on the Mayflower. We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions – bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against […]

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 […]