On Becoming American

Wagner, Geoffrey
February 1981
National Review;2/20/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p164
The article presents the author's views on the acceptance of foreign nationals for potential citizenship in the U.S. in 1981. The author comments on the efforts made by the U.S. to tolerate millions of illegal aliens. He says that for Italians and Poles who waited decades to get into quotas, it seems outrageous that some of those illegal aliens now have at hand whole legal systems. The author comments that the U.S. is a concept and not a mere certificating paper. He adds that the nation's citizenship is in danger as to how aliens would treat the nation.


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