Protesters march in downtown St. Louis in support of immigration reform Sunday, April 9, 2006. More that five thousand took part in the rally which included St. Louis political leaders and others. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
At roughly 300 million and illegal immigrant population estimated at 12 to 15 million, the numbers suggest that the American citizen is America, not the illegal immigrant.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907 -
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.
We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Get in line and become an American (respect our laws and sovereignty) or go home.