Dear General Kelly,
You recently made some - well, I'll say "interesting" since it's more polite than "fucking stupid" - remarks about undocumented immigrants in the United States:
- They are "overwhelmingly rural people" who would not "easily assimilate...into our modern society." (I wonder what American farmers would think about that. If they were paying attention.)
- They come from "fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade educations". (Which makes them better educated than your boss.)
- "They don't speak English; obviously that's a big thing." (Obviously.)
- "They don't integrate well..." (With people like you calling the shots, I'm wondering why they should want to.)
- "...they don't have skills." (As defined by the urbane, educated, skillful person who spends his days kissing a monkey's butt.)
I'm racking my brain here to think of how the people you are describing differ from my Sicilian immigrant great-grandparents. And the answer is: they don't. But - surprise! - my family managed to (eventually) assimilate quite nicely. My daughter attends the University of Chicago and my son is at Harvard.
Some things take a little time.
When you're done congratulating yourself on the accidents of history that bequeathed your Irish immigrant ancestors the ability to speak English, maybe you could work on learning a skill.
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