Immigration and YOU


Anyone that keeps up with political goings-on knows that ONE of the MANY issues being hammered by the Republicans is the current immigration situation.

I’ve done some reading on the steps that are required to enter the U.S., but I actually find it rather complicated. Asylum seekers, refugees, migrants … all these terms to describe folks that simply want to come to the U.S. to live.

I realize there are LAWS related to immigration, but it seems many are bending them a bit to satisfy their own personal perspective (prejudice) of those who are trying to enter this country.

In any event, the point of my post is not so much what’s happening now as it is a personal question. (Note the title of my post.)

Since America was pretty much settled by folks from other countries — which essentially makes us ALL immigrants (outside of Native Americans) — I thought it would be interesting to share a little of our backgrounds.

I was adopted as a baby so I always considered my “heritage” to be that of my adoptive parents (French/Dutch). However, after both of them passed, I discovered I was actually half-Mexican! Via, I learned my grandmother was one of those “immigrants” that came into this country from Mexico. Records are scarce related to my grandfather, but it appears he was also a Mexican immigrant. I’m also half-German, but unfortunately I have little background information on my father since he was not born here and returned to Germany after I was born. In any event, I would say I’m a typical “American.”

So how about you? What is your background? Are you a (so-called) “pureblood” or do you have a mixed lineage?


P.S. Readers are welcome to ADD your thoughts related to the current border situation, but please don’t limit your comment to just that. Thanks. 😊

P.P.S. Also, in case you’re interested, here is a pretty thorough discussion related to immigration and asylum.

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