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By Wiz

William Wells Brown, Fugitive Slave, 1849:

“This is emphatically an age of discoveries; but I will venture the assertion, that none but an American slaveholder could have discovered that a man born in a country was not a citizen of it.”

Steve King, Republican of Iowa, 2010:

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said in an interview with CBS News today that he is “looking at dropping a bill early in the 112th Congress” to end the practice of giving U.S. citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.

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Written by Peter Wirzbicki

December 5, 2010 at 13:31

Posted in Uncategorized

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