Elizabeth Baird Saenger - Define American

Elizabeth Baird Saenger

Mamaroneck, NY

I’m one of those people whose parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great and as far back as I know were born here. ( I’m almost 70.) All are of English descent except for one Scot, one Dutchman and one Irishwoman. America could not be a country to feel proud of unless we find a way to welcome immigrants from everywhere. The heart and soul of America mean a country not of birth but of commitment to ideals. America can be chosen and embraced by the spirit, ambition, and challenge of immigrants. America isn’t America without our immigrants.

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