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America has long been a nation of immigrants

In response to the July 12 letter titled, “Close our borders now before nation is ruined,” I am reminded of the story by comic Yakov Smirnoff. Immediately after becoming an American citizen he looked at the immigrants all around him and said, “I hate those foreigners who come over here and take our jobs!”

My great-grandparents may have been writing letters to the editor saying the same thing about the writer’s grandparents.

Stanley Walek

Cheektowaga