Celebrating Immigration on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a celebration of the nation’s birth. But it has historically also been a celebration of a country that defines itself by its incorporation of people from around the world through immigration. Historian Ellen M. Litwicki explains that this was especially true in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Chicago, where Independence Day celebrations were mainly organized by immigrant groups.

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Legal immigration is they key not illegal with their phony claims.

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This is a great article that reminds me of the diversity of Chicago, my home town. My father’s parents were born in Germany and the Czech Republic; my mother’s grandparents were born in Sweden. We were part of a culture of proud immigrants who cherished the old country as well as the new.

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