Had immigration been illegal post 1800, would you still be an American today?
No. Fortunately, most of my family escaped Europe before the holocaust. The came through Ellis Island.
Yep. We have family members interested in geneology. Both sides of my family have someone who came over well before the 1800s. On one side someone came over in the mid to late 1600s. Not too surprising since my family is mostly from England, Wales.
I would be if my enslaved ancestors were already here.
I don't know if they were or not. There's no records. They didn't keep stuff like that for most slaves.
Im not anyway
Nope. The most recent immigrant I'm a direct descendent of came in 1960.
What's your point? We have laws that need to be obeyed. If you don't like them, get them changed.
lmfao I don't have a secret agenda or point here, I had a feeling someone might think that though but I was thinking about how my great grandparents were immigrants so I wanted to see how many people also came here from other countries
and since most of America was immigration in the very beginning I added the illegal post 1800
Legal enslavement suggests Yes
I wouldn't be *me.* One branch of my family was here pre Revolutionary War (a relative fought in it). I don't remember when my mother's side of the family came here from England, but it was sometime in the 1800s.
How soon they forget.