During an American Naturalization Ceremony in 1984, the keynote speaker gave the following speech:
“Fifty million immigrants came to this country in the last 200 years. Some of the most recent have crawled over walls and under barbed wire and through mine fields, and some of them risked their lives in makeshift boats.
“And all of them have added to the sum total of what your new country is. They gave us their traditions. They gave us their words. They enlivened the national life with new ideas and new blood…
“We don’t reject them. We need them. They enrich us.”
Who was this progressive sympathizer who so strongly supported immigration and naturalization?