Posted by The AntiMedia on August 8, 2017 6:22 pm

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Thanks to President Donald Trump’s very passionate push for more immigration restrictions, which include support for more taxpayer dollars being allocated to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the unpractical erection of a “great wall” between the United States and Mexico, one would think we never discussed immigration policy like we do now.

But the debate over immigration restrictions in America is as old as the country itself.

When penning the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson explained that one of the reasons for the founders’ rebellion was that King George III of England was hindering the growth of the country by “obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.”

By discouraging immigration, Jefferson wrote, the king sealed American borders by stopping immigration from England and elsewhere. That, he explained, hindered the growth of the

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