“Immigrants always look better 50 years in hindsight”

October 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Posted in immigration, Labor | Leave a comment
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Greenfield (vicinity), Connecticut. Polish immigrant husking corn, October 1941.  Photographer, John Collier.  (Library of Congress)

Greenfield (vicinity), Connecticut. Polish immigrant husking corn, October 1941. Photographer, John Collier. (Library of Congress)

(MetroWest Daily News) “The people who are illegal immigrants are no different than anyone else,” Aviva Chomsky, a Salem State College professor, told students at Framingham High School. “The government passed a law (that says) they are different.”

Chomsky, the oldest daughter of political activist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, is the author of six books, including one aimed at dispelling what she calls the myths surrounding immigration in America. She spoke before hundreds of students during an assembly yesterday morning, and focused on the claims that immigrants take jobs away from Americans and don’t pay taxes.

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