Why Are Children and Grandchildren of Immigrants So Eager to Keep Immigrants Out?

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Carl Wilhelm Mentzendorff, grandfather of Bob Goodlatte (Ancestry)
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Naturalization records of Trump’s Scottish mother and German grandfather (FamilySearch)
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Arrival record of C. Wilhelm Mentzendorff as seen on Ancestry.com
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Carl and Marguerite, daughter of father Stonewall Jackson Burford (name misspelled above) married in 1914 (26 Feb 1914, Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Newspapers.com)
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World War I draft registration for Carl Wm Mentzendorff (Ancestry)
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1919 Swiss emigration card giving Zuoz, Switzerland as the last residence of Goodlatte’s mother (Ancestry)
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August 1919 arrival of Goodlatte’s mother (and family) in New York noting her Swiss nationality (Ancestry)
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Carl falsely certified that he had continuously resided in the U.S. since January 1914 (Ancestry)
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1920 census showing Mentzendorff’s naturalization as having occurred in 1916 (Ancestry)
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27 January 1921, Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY (Newspapers.com)
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Carl claimed uninterrupted residency in his 15 September 1921 passport application (Ancestry)
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Mentzendorff family passport photo, 1921. Goodlatte’s mother is the girl on the left. (Ancestry)

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