Anonymous said: Can I get a "fuck you" for all the white people who talk about how their European ancestors came here "legally" but conveniently forget that until 1965 it was pretty much only Europeans who could come here legally?
Seriously, why are racists so fucking proud of following the racist-ass immigration laws of this racist-ass country.
Even then, many, many white immigrants from Europe that came into the United States in the 19th century did so under no legal framework whatsoever.
Just an example: During and directly after the Great Hunger, most Irish people couldn’t afford passage on safer American vessels due to price increases that followed the Passenger Act of 1847, so they opted for cheaper (and more dangerous) British vessels that went to what is today Canada. Thousands crossed the land border into the United States afterwards, many more simply went over the ocean in unlicensed coffin ships and landed on the coast.
I’m not trying to belittle the people that made that journey—after all, Catholic Europeans fleeing fucked-up situations in the late 19th-century are most of my ancestors. But a great number of those people that we now glorify as the “good immigrants” were what we would today consider undocumented, simply because visas and passports didn’t even fucking exist back then.