GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY
NEW HARFORD DEMOCRATIC CLUB
IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY...
More than 150 years ago the millions of Irish refugees seeking haven in America were poor and disease-ridden. Many thought they would threatened to take jobs away from Americans and strain welfare budgets. They practiced an alien religion (Catholic) and pledged allegiance to a foreign leader. They were bringing with them crime. They were accused of being rapists. And, worst of all, these undesirables were Irish.
A STORY OF ONE GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS
AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRYT
THERE NOT SENDING THEIR BEST
"THE'RE BRINGING DRUGS, THEY'RE BRINGING CRIME, THEY'RE RAPISTS, AND, I ASSUME THERE ARE SOME GOOD PEOPLE."
DONALD J. TRUMP
Irish immigrants have shouldered the battles of the American Civil War alongside the natives and other settlers. They led union efforts and displayed their inherent power of organizing to add quality to the land they adopted. Among the many Irish immigrants who have paid rich tributes to the US Constitution include Mary Harris or Mother Jones. This lady of Irish descent was involved in improvisation of workers unions throughout the US for more than fifty years of her life. She worked hard to ensure timely arrests of people behind unscrupulous attacks on the labor force. Earning audiences with US Presidents was a way of fortifying her initiatives and this gave a number of Irish politicians a rostrum to rule from federal positions. Irish-American leaders like mayor of Chicago Richard Daley and President John F. Kennedy are products of the initiatives taken by her.