Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

There's a lot of talk amongst politicians, talking heads, and others, about illegal immigration. Folks might have noticed that I rarely say much to the subject; there's, of course, a reason for my reticence.

See, my mother's mother got into the US in the early twentieth century by lying about her age. Had she told the truth, she might have been sent back to Lithuania, thereby ensuring her death in the Holocaust; she might have been sent, as were other members of her family, to Havana, Cuba, and then I would most likely not exist, since my parents wouldn't have met.

So, I guess that makes me the grandchild of an illegal immigrant. When folks are ranting about this topic, I get very uncomfortable; there's history there.

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