Author Topic: Just a reminder about how important immigrants are to America & Democracy  (Read 1068 times)

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More TRUTH about Immigrants and how their decision to leave their native country and try a new life in the United States of America

https://www.history.com/news/donald-trump-father-mother-ancestry

On October 7, 1885, Friedrich Trump, a 16-year-old German barber, bought a one-way ticket for America, escaping three years of compulsory German military service. He had been a sickly child, unsuited to hard labor, and feared the effects of the draft.

It might have been illegal, but America didn’t care about this law-breaking—at that time, Germans were seen as highly desirable migrants—and Trump was welcomed with open arms. Less than two weeks later, he arrived in New York, where he would eventually make a small fortune.

More than a century later, his grandson, Donald Trump, became the 45th president.

Donald Trump is the son, and grandson, of immigrants: German on his father’s side, and Scottish on his mother’s. None of his grandparents, and only one of his parents, was born in the United States or spoke English as their mother tongue. For decades, Trump denied this German heritage.