Pending last week in Congress were some 70 bills against aliens: to keep aliens out of the U. S., to send aliens now in the U. S. back where they came from, to make life uncomfortable for many who remain.

Behind all these measures was a deep U. S. conviction that 1) millions of people in other parts of the world would rather be in the U. S.; 2) this clamorous tide threatens the wellbeing of the immigrants and descendants of immigrants who got to the U. S. first. Astonishing, therefore, to many...

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