Theodore Roosevelt On Immigration


Theodore-RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt understood the immigration issue as well as any man who has ever held the office of President of the United States.

Roosevelt wrote the following words about immigrants and immigration a century ago:

“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.”

Theodore Roosevelt penned those mighty words a century ago, but they are as impactful today and as important today as they were 100 years ago, particularly given this nation’s current immigration and refugee crises.

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