"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
REFORMED [Jon Derbyshire]
A couple of readers to this effect: "Aren't you a bit embarrassed to be laying in to illegal immigrants, having confessed that you yourself were once an illegal immigrant?"
[Derb] No. I look on it as being sort of like the reformed drunk at a temperance meeting.
Besides, there's INSIDE and OUTSIDE. I can recall thinking, as an i-i, that Americans were kind of naive about immigration. Since the naivety was to my personal advantage, I didn't complain. AS AN AMERICAN, and having jumped through all the darn immigration hoops at last (seven years to Green Card, nine more to citizenship), I'm entitled to another point of view.