Friday, March 14, 2008

Minnesota's foreign-born population: then and now

by Britt Robson
from (thanks to Mike Hazard for the link)

Foreigners are taking over Minnesota: stealing jobs, slow to learn English and hostile to our way of life.

Complaints aired last night on Lou Dobbs' latest program on immigration?

No, these attitudes have been around a lot longer. They were expressed a century ago when about 550,000 "foreigners" — more than a quarter of the state's total population in 1910, mostly from Germany, Norway and Sweden — settled in Minnesota, much to the consternation of the English-speaking residents....More

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