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The Know Nothings have become the Do Nothings


In the 1850s the Know Nothing Party wanted to take back our country from the large number of Irish and German Catholic immigrants. They feared that our country was being overwhelmed by these immigrants because they saw them as hostile to Republican values. That sentiment still exists with the current Do Nothing Republican House of Representatives.

The senate overwhelmingly passed a comprehensive immigration bill this session of congress that was supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because it was good for business. It creates jobs and significantly improves border security. It addresses our agricultural workforce that is so important to our county. We have already seen the problems w...

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