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June 1, 2005

Cardinal Roger Mahony, the archbishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles, has a piece on immigration today in the LA Times:

This growing hysteria is nothing new: Similar scapegoating has occurred at other troubled times in our nation’s history, most prominently against Asian and European immigrants during the late 19th century and during the two world wars of the 20th century. By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world, but not without unjust victimization of “foreigners.”

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