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: […]

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 […]

I just came back from a month on the Mexican border, where I personally captured three illegal aliens. This saved the United States a lot of money in welfare, social services and unemployment benefits. Therefore, each of you owes me 50 cents. Unless, of course, you happen to be illegal aliens, in which case you […]

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 […]