Letters to the Editor

Welcome immigrants

Unfortunately history is repeating itself again. President Abraham Lincoln had to contend with an anti-immigration group called the Know Nothings.

This group objected to new immigrants, sometimes with physical violence. The immigrants this group was objecting to were the Germans and Irish. Can some of the present-day objectors trace their lineage back to Germany or Ireland?

Let us welcome these new immigrants and try to help them become good citizens.

Charles F. Nelsen