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  •  Ignorance of history is not bliss (4+ / 0-)

    "Why were the immigration laws changed in 1965 to favor Third World citizens, Asians and New world latinos while penalizing the "old tribes" from Europe...those of us with Slavic backgrounds?"

    Ummm perhaps a lot had to do with the fact that most of the Slavic countries were part of the Eastern Bloc and we were in the middle of the Cold War.  The USSR wasn't going to let people immigrate and the U.S. wasn't a big fan of taking in people from these countries.  It had nothing to do with "The Irish Mafia" or "country club set" and everything to do with world politics at the time.

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