LETTER: A family’s history shows how immigrants strengthen nation

To Ozaukee Press:

I read with great interest the letters to the editor in last week’s Ozaukee Press regarding the immigrants at the southern border.

Forget all the racist and divisive rhetoric that you hear from the delusional madman living in his country club in Florida. These people want to work and we have jobs for them.

My father, his brother and their children came to Milwaukee in a boxcar. They learned to read and write, and found lifelong jobs working for the county. All without resorting to selling drugs, robbery or any other illicit activity.

We did not get any handouts during the Great Depression—what you did not have, you did without. We did not receive welfare or any other government assistance; those benefits are reserved for American citizens. Most of my brothers and sisters served in the military, while the others became tradesmen.

Their are plenty of jobs and land available for all immigrants, if you would just give them an opportunity.

Lupe Donovan



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